Linkage of the beta-like omega-globin gene to alpha-like globin genes in an Australian marsupial supports the chromosome duplication model for separation of globin gene clusters.

@article{Wheeler2004LinkageOT,
  title={Linkage of the beta-like omega-globin gene to alpha-like globin genes in an Australian marsupial supports the chromosome duplication model for separation of globin gene clusters.},
  author={David Wheeler and Rory M. Hope and Steven J. B. Cooper and Andrew A. Gooley and Robert A. B. Holland},
  journal={Journal of molecular evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={
          642-52
        }
}
The structure, function, and evolutionary history of globin genes have been the subject of extensive investigation over a period of more than 40 years, yet new globin genes with highly specialized functions are still being discovered and much remains uncertain about their evolutionary history. Here we investigate the molecular evolution of the beta-globin gene family in a marsupial species, the tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii. We report the complete DNA sequences of two beta-like globin genes… CONTINUE READING

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