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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.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

01/09/1997

Volume

7

Pages

R570 - R572

Keywords

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