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Intact cluster and chordate-like expression of ParaHox genes in a sea star

Rossella Annunziata1, Pedro Martinez23 and Maria Ina Arnone1*

Author Affiliations

1 Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn di Napoli, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Villa Comunale, 80121 Napoli, Italy

2 Departament de Genètica, Universitat de Barcelona, Av. Diagonal, 643, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

3 Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Passeig Lluís Companys, 23 08010, Barcelona, Spain

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BMC Biology 2013, 11:68  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-68

Published: 27 June 2013

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Exon-intron sizes of Patiria miniata ParaHox genes. Figure S1. Sequences of P. miniata ParaHox genes. Figure S2. Phylogenetic analysis of P. miniata ParaHox genes together with all ANTP genes from the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Sp), the protostome Drosophila melanogaster and the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis (Nv), rooted on Lim. For methods, data set and abbreviations, see Arnone MI, Rizzo F, Annunziata R, Cameron RA, Peterson KJ, Martinez P. Genetic organization and embryonic expression of the ParaHox genes in the sea urchin S. purpuratus: Insights into the relationship between clustering and colinearity. Dev. Biol. (2006) 300, 63–73.

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