Comparative mapping of coding and non-coding sequences of salmonid myostatin paralogs. The genomic structure and organization (5’ to 3’) of MSTN-1a, -1b, -2a, and -2b are divided into three exons (boxed) connected by two introns (intervening lines) with the number of basepairs (bp) indicated for each (~, unsequenced 5’ or 3’ regions). Species/taxa are indicated on the left under headings for each paralog grouping (ubiquitous, common to all orthologs). Regions missing within a particular paralog group (number of bp shown), but present in the others, are labeled with gray arrowheads and in-frame stop codons are labeled with asterisks.
Lawson et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:202 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-202