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Wong, A., Turchin, M., Wolfner, M.F., Aquadro, C.F. (2012). Temporally variable selection on proteolysis-related reproductive tract proteins in Drosophila.  Mol. Biol. Evol. 29(1): 229--238.
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FBrf0217443
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In order to gain further insight into the processes underlying rapid reproductive protein evolution, we have conducted a population genetic survey of 44 reproductive tract-expressed proteases, protease inhibitors, and targets of proteolysis in Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila simulans. Our findings suggest that positive selection on this group of genes is temporally heterogeneous, with different patterns of selection inferred using tests sensitive at different time scales. Such variation in the strength and targets of selection through time may be expected under models of sexual conflict and/or host-pathogen interaction. Moreover, available functional information concerning the genes that show evidence of selection suggests that both sexual selection and immune processes have been important in the evolutionary history of this group of molecules.

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PMC3283112 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Mol. Biol. Evol.
    Title
    Molecular Biology and Evolution
    Publication Year
    1983-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0737-4038 1537-1719
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