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The evolutionary history of the SAL1 gene family in eutherian mammals

Abstract : SAL1 (salivary lipocalin) is a member of the OBP (Odorant Binding Protein) family and is involved in chemical sexual communication in pig. SAL1 and its relatives may be involved in pheromone and olfactory receptor binding and in pre-mating behaviour. The evolutionary history and the selective pressures acting on SAL1 and its orthologous genes have not yet been exhaustively described. The aim of the present work was to study the evolution of these genes, to elucidate the role of selective pressures in their evolution and the consequences for their functions.
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Camille Meslin, Fanny Brimau, Patricia Nagnan-Le Meillour, I. Callebaut, Géraldine Pascal, et al.. The evolutionary history of the SAL1 gene family in eutherian mammals. BMC Evolutionary Biology, BioMed Central, 2011, 11 (148), pp.1-14. ⟨10.1186/1471-2148-11-148⟩. ⟨hal-02652257⟩

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