The Early ANTP Gene Repertoire: Insights from the Placozoan Genome

@article{Schierwater2008TheEA,
  title={The Early ANTP Gene Repertoire: Insights from the Placozoan Genome},
  author={B. Schierwater and Kai Kamm and Mansi Srivastava and Daniel Rokhsar and Rafael D. Rosengarten and Stephen L. Dellaporta},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={186 - 197}
}
The evolution of ANTP genes in the Metazoa has been the subject of conflicting hypotheses derived from full or partial gene sequences and genomic organization in higher animals. Whole genome sequences have recently filled in some crucial gaps for the basal metazoan phyla Cnidaria and Porifera. Here we analyze the complete genome of Trichoplax adhaerens, representing the basal metazoan phylum Placozoa, for its set of ANTP class genes. The Trichoplax genome encodes representatives of Hox/ParaHox… CONTINUE READING