Hox and ParaHox genes in Nemertodermatida, a basal bilaterian clade.

  title={Hox and ParaHox genes in Nemertodermatida, a basal bilaterian clade.},
  author={Eva Jim{\'e}nez-Guri and Jordi Paps and Jordi Garcia-Fern{\`a}ndez and Emili Sal{\'o}},
  journal={The International journal of developmental biology},
  volume={50 8},
Molecular evidence suggests that Acoelomorpha, a proposed phylum composed of acoel and Nemertodermatida flatworms, are the most basal bilaterian animals. Hox and ParaHox gene complements characterised so far in acoels consist of a small set of genes, comprising representatives of anterior, central and posterior genes, altogether Hox and ParaHox, but no PG3-Xlox representatives have been reported. It has been proposed that this might be the ancestral Hox repertoire in basal bilaterians. However… CONTINUE READING
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