Unexpectedly large number of conserved noncoding regions within the ancestral chordate Hox cluster

@article{PascualAnaya2008UnexpectedlyLN,
  title={Unexpectedly large number of conserved noncoding regions within the ancestral chordate Hox cluster},
  author={Juan Pascual-Anaya and Salvatore D’Aniello and Jordi Garcia-Fern{\`a}ndez},
  journal={Development Genes and Evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={218},
  pages={591-597}
}
The single amphioxus Hox cluster contains 15 genes and may well resemble the ancestral chordate Hox cluster. We have sequenced the Hox genomic complement of the European amphioxus Branchiostoma lanceolatum and compared it to the American species, Branchiostoma floridae, by phylogenetic footprinting to gain insights into the evolution of Hox gene regulation in chordates. We found that Hox intergenic regions are largely conserved between the two amphioxus species, especially in the case of genes… CONTINUE READING

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