Comprehensive survey and classification of homeobox genes in the genome of amphioxus, Branchiostoma floridae.
Tokyo, Japan. In Dev Genes Evol, 2008
We find duplication of several homeobox genes in the cephalochordate lineage (Mnx, Evx, Emx, Vent, Nk1, Nedx, Uncx, Lhx2/9, Hmbox, Pou3, and Irx) and several divergent genes that probably originated by extensive sequence divergence (Hx, Ankx, Lcx, Acut, Atale, Azfh, Ahbx, Muxa, Muxb, Aprd1-6, and Ahnf).
The anuran Bauplan: a review of the adaptive, developmental, and genetic underpinnings of frog and tadpole morphology.
Halifax, Canada. In Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc, 2007
Specifically, we hypothesise that: (1) the formation of caudal vertebrae is precluded due to a failure of sclerotomes to form cartilaginous condensations, perhaps resulting from altered expression of a suite of genes, including Pax1, Pax9, Msx1, Uncx-4.1,