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EST Analysis of the Cnidarian Acropora millepora reveals extensive gene loss and rapid sequence divergence in the model invertebrates

Kortschak, Robert; Samuel, Gabrielle; Saint, Robert; Miller, David J.

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A significant proportion of mammalian genes are not represented in the genomes of Drosophila, Caenorhabditis or Saccharomyces, and many of these are assumed to have been vertebrate innovations. To test this assumption, we conducted a preliminary EST project on the anthozoan cnidarian, Acropora millepora, a basal metazoan. More than 10% of the Acropora ESTs with strong metazoan matches to the databases had clear human homologs but were not represented in the Drosophila or Caenorhabditis genomes;...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/52092
Source: Current Biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2003.11.030

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