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The Urbilaterian Super-Hox cluster

Butts, Thomas, Holland, Peter W.H. and Ferrier, David E.K. (2008) The Urbilaterian Super-Hox cluster. Trends in Genetics, 24 (6). pp. 259-262. ISSN 0168-9525

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Comparison of whole genome sequences of representative animals enables reconstruction of the ancestral bilaterian genome: the starting point from which most extant animal lineages evolved. The Hox gene cluster patterns the anterior–posterior axis of bilaterians. Here we show that this cluster was embedded within a larger homeobox gene cluster, the Super-Hox cluster, in the ancestral bilaterian. This Super-Hox cluster contained at least eight genes alongside the core Hox genes (‘EuHox’ genes).

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Depositing User: Leah Maughan


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Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2022 15:22
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Author: Thomas Butts ORCID iD
Author: Peter W.H. Holland
Author: David E.K. Ferrier

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