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The complete Hox gene complement of the Japanese pufferfish has now been determined, together with the genomic organisation of all four Hox gene clusters. One of the many surprises is that this strange fish has lost an unusually large number of Hox genes.


Journal article


Curr Biol

Publication Date





R570 - R572


Animals, Evolution, Molecular, Fishes, Genes, Homeobox, Mice, Vertebrates