Gene Symbol: DARC
Description: Duffy blood group, chemokine receptor
Alias: Duffy antigen/chemokine receptor
Species: olive baboon
- Promiscuity and the rate of molecular evolution at primate immunity genesGabriela Wlasiuk
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Biosciences West Building, 1041 East Lowell Street, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
Evolution 64:2204-20. 2010..Together, these results suggest that mating system has influenced the evolution of some immunity genes in primates, possibly due to increased risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases in species with higher levels of promiscuity...