From vestigial to vestigial-like: the Drosophila gene that has taken wing

@article{Simon2016FromVT,
  title={From vestigial to vestigial-like: the Drosophila gene that has taken wing},
  author={Emilie Simon and Corinne Faucheux and Alain Zider and Nadine Th{\'e}z{\'e} and Pierre Thi{\'e}baud},
  journal={Development Genes and Evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={226},
  pages={297-315}
}
The members of the vestigial-like gene family have been identified as homologs of the Drosophila vestigial, which is essential to wing formation. All members of the family are characterized by the presence of the TONDU domain, a highly conserved sequence that mediates their interaction with the transcription factors of the TEAD family. Mammals possess four vestigial-like genes that can be subdivided into two classes, depending on the number of Tondu domains present. While vestigial proteins… 
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