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Ancient origin of somatic and visceral neurons

Marc Nomaksteinsky12, Stefan Kassabov3, Zoubida Chettouh12, Henri-Corto Stoeklé12, Laure Bonnaud4, Gilles Fortin5, Eric R Kandel367 and Jean-François Brunet12*

Author Affiliations

1 Institut de Biologie de l’École normale supérieure (IBENS), CNRS UMR8197, INSERM U1024, Paris, France

2 Paris Sciences et Lettres University, Paris, France

3 Department of Neuroscience, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, USA

4 Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, CNRS UMR7208, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

5 Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard, CNRS UPR3294, Gif-sur-Yvette, 91198, France

6 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, USA

7 Kavli Institute for Brain Science, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, USA

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BMC Biology 2013, 11:53  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-53

Published: 30 April 2013

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Additional file 1: Figure S1:

Support for orthology assignment of the twelve sequences cloned in this study. Figure S1 shows six phylogenetic trees for genes shared among Bilateria. Figure S2 shows amino acid sequence alignment between the Aplysia and Lymnaea Sensorin genes.

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