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PCR survey of Xenoturbella bocki Hox genes
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2008 (English)In: Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, ISSN 1552-5007, Vol. 310B, no 3, 278-284 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Xenoturbella bocki has recently been identified as one of the most basal deuterostomes, although an even more basal phylogenetic position cannot be ruled out. Here we report on a polymerase chain reaction survey of partial Hox homeobox sequences of X bocki. Surprisingly, we did not find evidence for more than five Hox genes, one clear labial/PG1 ortholog, one posterior gene most similar to the PG9/10 genes of Ambulacraria, and three central group genes whose precise assignment to a specific paralog group remains open. We furthermore report on a re-evaluation of the available published evidence of Hox genes in other basal deuterostomes.

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2008. Vol. 310B, no 3, 278-284 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-110200DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.21208ISI: 000255770500007PubMedID: 18161857OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-110200DiVA: diva2:275538
Available from: 2009-11-05 Created: 2009-11-05 Last updated: 2010-10-06Bibliographically approved

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