Rate of molecular evolution of the seminal protein gene SEMG2 correlates with levels of female promiscuity

@article{Dorus2004RateOM,
  title={Rate of molecular evolution of the seminal protein gene SEMG2 correlates with levels of female promiscuity},
  author={Steve Dorus and Patrick Evans and Gerald J. Wyckoff and Sun Shim Choi and Bruce T. Lahn},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={36},
  pages={1326-1329}
}
Postcopulatory sperm competition is a key aspect of sexual selection and is believed to drive the rapid evolution of both reproductive physiology and reproduction-related genes. It is well-established that mating behavior determines the intensity of sperm competition, with polyandry (i.e., female promiscuity) leading to fiercer sperm competition than monandry. Studies in mammals, particularly primates, showed that, owing to greater sperm competition, polyandrous taxa generally have… 

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