Tandem organization of independently duplicated homeobox genes in the basal cnidarian Acropora millepora

Hislop, Nikki R., de Jong, Danielle, Hayward, David C., Ball, Eldon E., and Miller, David J. (2005) Tandem organization of independently duplicated homeobox genes in the basal cnidarian Acropora millepora. Development Genes and Evolution, 215 (5). pp. 268-273.

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Abstract

A number of examples of independently duplicated regulatory genes have been identified in cnidarians, but the extent of this phenomenon and organization of these duplicated genes are unknown. Here we describe the identification of three pairs of independently duplicated homeobox genes in the anthozoan cnidarian, Acropora millepora. In each case, the pairs of paralogous genes are tightly linked, but the extent of sequence divergence implies that these do not reflect recent duplication events. The phenomenon is likely to be more general, as the examples reported here represent most of the limited number of Acropora homeobox genes for which genomic data are yet available.

Item ID: 6191
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1432-041X
Keywords: Anthozoa; coral; gene duplication; Pseudogenes
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2010 04:27
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology > 060199 Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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