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Sox genes in the coral Acropora millepora: divergent expression patterns reflect differences in developmental mechanisms within the Anthozoa

Shinzato, Chuya; Iguchi, A; Hayward, David; Technau, Ulrich; Ball, Eldon; Miller, David J


BACKGROUND: Sox genes encode transcription factors that function in a wide range of developmental processes across the animal kingdom. To better understand both the evolution of the Sox family and the roles of these genes in cnidarians, we are studying the Sox gene complement of the coral, Acropora millepora (Class Anthozoa). RESULTS: Based on overall domain structures and HMG box sequences, the Acropora Sox genes considered here clearly fall into four of the five major Sox classes....[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-11-12
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-311


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