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1 October 2013 A Genome-Wide Survey of Genes Encoding Transcription Factors in the Japanese Pearl Oyster, Pinctada fucata: I. Homeobox Genes
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Homeobox genes are involved in various aspects of the development of multicellular animals, including anterior-posterior patterning of the body plan. We performed a genomic survey of homeobox genes in the Japanese pearl oyster, Pinctada fucata, and annotated 92 homeobox-containing genes and five homeobox-less Pax genes. This species possesses 10 or 11 Hox genes. We annotated another homeobox genes that cover 77 out of the 111 gene families identified in the amphioxus genome. Investigation of these repertoires of homeobox genes will shed new light on the comparatively less well-understood lophotrochozoan development.

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Yoshiaki Morino, Kazunori Okada, Miyuki Niikura, Masanao Honda, Nori Satoh, and Hiroshi Wada "A Genome-Wide Survey of Genes Encoding Transcription Factors in the Japanese Pearl Oyster, Pinctada fucata: I. Homeobox Genes," Zoological Science 30(10), 851-857, (1 October 2013). https://doi.org/10.2108/zsj.30.851
Received: 18 May 2012; Accepted: 1 December 2012; Published: 1 October 2013
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