vestigial

Vomeronasal and olfactory structures in bats revealed by diceCT clarify genetic evidence of function

The degree to which molecular and morphological loss of function occurs synchronously during the vestigialization of traits is not well understood. The mammalian vomeronasal system, a sense critical for mediating many social and reproductive …

Strength of selection on the Trpc2 gene predicts accessory olfactory bulb form in bat vomeronasal evolution

Vestigial characters are common across the tree of life, but the underlying evolutionary processes shaping phenotypic loss are poorly understood. The mammalian vomeronasal system, which detects social chemical cues important to fitness, is an …