Background: The genes for salivary androgen-binding protein (ABP) subunits have been evolving rapidly in ancestors of the house mouse Mus musculus, as evidenced both by recent and extensive gene duplication and by high ratios of nonsynonymous to synonymous nucleotide substitution rates. This makes ABP an appropriate model system with which to investigate how recent adaptive evolution of paralogous genes results in functional innovation (neofunctionalization). Results: It was our goal to find...Expand abstract
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Citation: Laukaitis, C. M. et al. (2005). 'Diverse spatial, temporal, and sexual expression of recently duplicated androgen-binding protein genes in Mus musculus', BMC Evolutionary Biology, 5:40. [Available at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/5/40]
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This work was supported in part by the Holcomb
Research Institute, Butler University.
Diverse spatial, temporal, and sexual expression of recently duplicated androgen-binding protein genes in Mus musculus
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