Homeobox genes in the cnidarian Eleutheria dichotoma: evolutionary implications for the origin of Antennapedia-class (HOM/Hox) genes.

@article{Kuhn1996HomeoboxGI,
  title={Homeobox genes in the cnidarian Eleutheria dichotoma: evolutionary implications for the origin of Antennapedia-class (HOM/Hox) genes.},
  author={Kerstin Kuhn and B. Streit and B. Schierwater},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={1996},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={30-8}
}
In order to test current hypotheses on the early evolution of Antp-class (HOM/Hox) genes in metazoan animals, we surveyed the diploblastic hydrozoan Eleutheria dichotoma for the presence of these genes. By means of PCR with different sets of degenerate primers, three new homeobox sequences were identified, in addition to two previously found fragments. Following RACE amplification of the 3' and 5' flanking regions, we classified all five genes, Cnox-1 to Cnox-5, as belonging to the Antp-class… CONTINUE READING

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