Independent Hox-cluster duplications in lampreys
Article first published online: 19 SEP 2003
© 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution
Volume 299B, Issue 1, pages 18–25, 15 October 2003
How to Cite
Fried, C., Prohaska, S. J. and Stadler, P. F. (2003), Independent Hox-cluster duplications in lampreys. J. Exp. Zool., 299B: 18–25. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.37
- Issue published online: 19 SEP 2003
- Article first published online: 19 SEP 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 JUL 2003
- Manuscript Received: 19 MAY 2003
- DFG Bioinformatics Initiative. Grant Number: BIZ-6/1-2
The analysis of the publicly available Hox gene sequences from the sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus provides evidence that the Hox clusters in lampreys and other vertebrate species arose from independent duplications. In particular, our analysis supports the hypothesis that the last common ancestor of agnathans and gnathostomes had only a single Hox cluster which was subsequently duplicated independently in the two lineages. J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 299B:18–25, 2003. © 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.