Evolutionary analysis of "hagfish amelogenin".

Abstract

Hagfishes lack mineralized tissues and teeth. Part of a cDNA strand, allegedly from amelogenin, the major gene involved in enamel formation in mammals, has recently been cloned in a hagfish (Slavkin and Diekwish, Anat. Rec., 1996;245:131-150). This cloning is of great interest because it could change the current view about the evolution of mineralized… (More)

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