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Research Article

Duplicate Abalone Egg Coat Proteins Bind Sperm Lysin Similarly, but Evolve Oppositely, Consistent with Molecular Mimicry at Fertilization

  • Jan E. Aagaard mail,

    jaagaard@u.washington.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Stevan A. Springer,

    Affiliation: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Scott D. Soelberg,

    Affiliation: Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Willie J. Swanson

    Affiliation: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Published: February 07, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003287

About the Authors

Jan E. Aagaard, Scott D. Soelberg
Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Stevan A. Springer, Willie J. Swanson
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jaagaard@u.washington.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JEA SAS WJS. Performed the experiments: JEA SAS SDS. Analyzed the data: JEA SAS SDS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JEA SAS SDS. Wrote the paper: JEA SAS.