Table 1

Gene structure of the three Hoxa genes for which there are complete data in the Elephant Shark genome

Gene

Gene length (bp)

L. erinacea

H. francisci

C. milli


Exon 1

Intron

Exon 2

Total

Exon 1

Intron

Exon 2

Total

Exon 1

Intron

Exon 2

Total

Hoxa4

412

347

326

1085

412

349

326

1087

403

456

308

1167

Hoxa5

577

469

251

1297

577

473

251

1301

595

460

251

1306

Hoxa6

430

202

260

892

430

202

260

892

430

224

260

914


The Little Skate and Horn Shark values are remarkably similar, whilst the Elephant Shark typically has larger values, despite its smaller overall genome size.

Mulley et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009 9:218   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-218

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