The complex history of a gene proposed to participate in a sexual isolation mechanism in house mice.

@article{Karn2002TheCH,
  title={The complex history of a gene proposed to participate in a sexual isolation mechanism in house mice.},
  author={Robert C. Karn and Annie Orth and François Bonhomme and P Boursot},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2002},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={462-71}
}
Previous behavioral experiments showed that mouse salivary androgen-binding protein (ABP) was involved in interindividual recognition and might play a role in sexual isolation between house mouse (Mus musculus) subspecies. The pattern of evolution of Abpa, the gene for the alpha subunit of ABP, was found to be consistent with this hypothesis. Abpa apparently diverged rapidly between species and subspecies with a large excess of nonsynonymous substitutions, a lack of exon polymorphism within… CONTINUE READING
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