Complete HOX cluster characterization of the coelacanth provides further evidence for slow evolution of its genome.

@article{Amemiya2010CompleteHC,
  title={Complete HOX cluster characterization of the coelacanth provides further evidence for slow evolution of its genome.},
  author={Chris T Amemiya and Thomas P. Powers and Sonja J. Prohaska and Gerald A Tuskan and Jeremy Schmutz and Mark Dickson and Tsutomu Miyake and Michael A. Schoenborn and Richard M. Myers and F. H. Ruddle and Peter F. Stadler},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 8},
  pages={3622-7}
}
The living coelacanth is a lobe-finned fish that represents an early evolutionary departure from the lineage that led to land vertebrates, and is of extreme interest scientifically. It has changed very little in appearance from fossilized coelacanths of the Cretaceous (150 to 65 million years ago), and is often referred to as a "living fossil." An important general question is whether long-term stasis in morphological evolution is associated with stasis in genome evolution. To this end we have… CONTINUE READING
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