Michael Lang

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A goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus) bacterial artificial chromosome genomic library (BAC library) was constructed from one aquarium-bred male specimen (tetraploid, 4n=100, genome size=3.52 pg/cell). The library consists of 128,352 positive clones with an average insert size of 150.4 kb, covering the genome 11-fold. All clones were spotted onto nylon(More)
A BAC library was constructed from Astatotilapia burtoni, a haplochromine cichlid that is found in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa, and its surrounding rivers. The library was generated from genomic DNA of blood cells and comprises 96,768 individual clones. Its median insert size is 150 kb and the coverage is expected to represent about 14 genome equivalents.(More)
BACKGROUND The modern coelacanth (Latimeria) is the extant taxon of a basal sarcopterygian lineage and sister group to tetrapods. Apart from certain apomorphic traits, its morphology is characterized by a high degree of retention of ancestral vertebrate structures and little morphological change. An insight into the molecular evolution that may explain the(More)
BACKGROUND Cis-regulatory modules of developmental genes are targets of evolutionary changes that underlie the morphologic diversity of animals. Little is known about the 'grammar' of interactions between transcription factors and cis-regulatory modules and therefore about the molecular mechanisms that underlie changes in these modules, particularly after(More)
There is a growing interest in the evolution of transcription factor binding sites and corresponding functional change of transcriptional regulation. In this context, we have examined the structural changes of the ADF-1 binding sites at the Adh promoters of Drosophila funebris and D. virilis. We detected an expanded footprinted region in D. funebris that(More)
permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Short title here <p>Investigation of the <it>ar-C </it>midline enhancer of <it>sonic hedgehog </it>orthologs and paralogs from distantly related vertebrate lineages identified lineage-specific motif changes; exchanging motifs between paralog(More)
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