Selection in the rapid evolution of gamete recognition proteins in marine invertebrates.


Animal fertilization is governed by the interaction (binding) of proteins on the surfaces of sperm and egg. In many examples presented herein, fertilization proteins evolve rapidly and show the signature of positive selection (adaptive evolution). This review describes the molecular evolution of fertilization proteins in sea urchins, abalone, and oysters… (More)
DOI: 10.1101/cshperspect.a002931


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