Insight into the complex genetic network of tetraploid Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.): description of multiple novel Pax-7 splice variants.


Paired box transcription factor 7 (Pax-7) cDNA was isolated from the skeletal muscle and brain of alevin and adult stages of Atlantic salmon, identifying 10 variants categorised as novel or established insertions (ins) or deletions (del). Two putative Pax-7 paralogs were identified (denoted Pax-7alpha and Pax-7beta) on the basis of the length and sequences… (More)