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Research Article

Widespread Presence of Human BOULE Homologs among Animals and Conservation of Their Ancient Reproductive Function

  • Chirag Shah equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chirag Shah, Michael J. W. VanGompel

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  • Michael J. W. VanGompel equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chirag Shah, Michael J. W. VanGompel

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  • Villian Naeem,
  • Yanmei Chen,
  • Terrance Lee,
  • Nicholas Angeloni,
  • Yin Wang,
  • Eugene Yujun Xu mail

    e-xu@northwestern.edu

    Affiliation: Division of Reproductive Biology Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Center for Genetic Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: July 15, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001022

About the Authors

Eugene Yujun Xu
Division of Reproductive Biology Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Center for Genetic Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: e-xu@northwestern.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EYX. Performed the experiments: CS MJWV VN YC TL NA YW EYX. Analyzed the data: CS MJWV NA EYX. Wrote the paper: EYX. Contributed to the manuscript revision: MJWV.