Sequence evolution of the sperm ligand zonadhesin correlates negatively with body weight dimorphism in primates.

@article{Herlyn2007SequenceEO,
  title={Sequence evolution of the sperm ligand zonadhesin correlates negatively with body weight dimorphism in primates.},
  author={Holger Herlyn and H. Zischler},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={289-98}
}
Sexual selection has repeatedly been shown to be the probable driving force behind the positive Darwinian evolution of genes affecting male reproductive success. Here we compare the sequence evolution of the sperm ligand zonadhesin with body mass dimorphism in primates. In contrast to previous related studies, the present approach takes into account not only catarrhine primates, but also platyrrhines and lemurs. In detail, we analyze the sequence evolution of concatenated zonadhesin fragments… CONTINUE READING

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