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The Enhancer of split complex arose prior to the diversification of schizophoran flies and is strongly conserved between Drosophila and stalk-eyed flies (Diopsidae)

Richard H Baker1*, Jennifer V Kuehl23 and Gerald S Wilkinson4

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1 Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, 79th at Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 USA

2 Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 USA

3 Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 1 Cyclotron Rd Berkeley, CA 94729 USA

4 Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:354  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-354

Published: 8 December 2011

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T. dalmanni E(spl)-C primers. Primers of the E(spl)-C genes used to probe the pooled samples of the T. dalmanni genomic library.

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Protein alignment of bHLH and Bearded genes. Alignment file of the E(spl)-C proteins for all dipteran species used to generate phylogenies in Figure 3. and Figure 4.

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