Origin and diversification of a salamander sex pheromone system.

  title={Origin and diversification of a salamander sex pheromone system.},
  author={Sunita Janssenswillen and Wim Vandebergh and Dag Treer and Bert Willaert and Margo Maex and Ines Van Bocxlaer and Franky Bossuyt},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={32 2},
Sex pheromones form an important facet of reproductive strategies in many organisms throughout the Animal Kingdom. One of the oldest known sex pheromones in vertebrates are proteins of the Sodefrin Precursor-like Factor (SPF) system, which already had a courtship function in early salamanders. The subsequent evolution of salamanders is characterized by a diversification in courtship and reproduction, but little is known on how the SPF pheromone system diversified in relation to changing… CONTINUE READING
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