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Research Article

The Roles of Gene Duplication, Gene Conversion and Positive Selection in Rodent Esp and Mup Pheromone Gene Families with Comparison to the Abp Family

  • Robert C. Karn mail,

    rkarn@butler.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Christina M. Laukaitis

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: October 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047697

About the Authors

Robert C. Karn, Christina M. Laukaitis
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rkarn@butler.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RCK CML. Performed the experiments: RCK. Analyzed the data: RCK CML. Wrote the paper: RCK CML.