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Conservation of FADS gene cluster presented as percentage homology for protein and DNA between humans and other species as reported in Homologene ( webcite) revealing considerable conservation in range of species including chicken for FADS1(~737%) and FADS2 (~75%), and zebra fish for FADS2 (~65%).

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Mathias et al. BMC Genetics 2011 12:50   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-12-50