ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-990507-6
More fishy tales about hox genes
Meyer, A. and Málaga-Trillo, E.
Date: 1999
Source: Current biology : CB   9(6): R210-213 (Review)
Registered Authors: Málaga-Trillo, Edward, Meyer, Axel
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Fishes/genetics*
  • Fishes, Poisonous/genetics
  • Gene Duplication
  • Genes, Homeobox*
  • Mammals/genetics
  • Mice
  • Morphogenesis/genetics
  • Multigene Family*
  • Phylogeny
  • Species Specificity
  • Zebrafish/genetics
PubMed: 10209088 Full text @ Curr. Biol.
ABSTRACT
Zebrafish Hox genes are arranged in at least seven clusters, rather than the four clusters typical of vertebrates. This suggests that an additional genome duplication occurred on the fish lineage and explains why many gene families are typically about half the size in land vertebrates than they are in fish.
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