Rapid evolution of reproductive proteins in abalone and Drosophila.

@article{Panhuis2006RapidEO,
  title={Rapid evolution of reproductive proteins in abalone and Drosophila.},
  author={Tami M Panhuis and Nathaniel L. Clark and Willie J. Swanson},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={361 1466},
  pages={261-8}
}
Observations from different taxa, including plants, protozoa, insects and mammals, indicate that proteins involved in reproduction evolve rapidly. Several models of adaptive evolution have been proposed to explain this phenomenon, such as sexual conflict, sexual selection, self versus non-self recognition and pathogen resistance. Here we discuss the potential role of sexual conflict in the rapid evolution of reproductive genes in two different animal systems, abalone (Haliotis) and Drosophila… CONTINUE READING
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