A Hox/HOM homeobox gene in sponges.

Degnan, B. M., Degnan, S. M., Giusti, A. and Morse, D. E. (1995) A Hox/HOM homeobox gene in sponges.. Gene, 155 2: 175-178.


Author Degnan, B. M.
Degnan, S. M.
Giusti, A.
Morse, D. E.
Title A Hox/HOM homeobox gene in sponges.
Journal name Gene   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0378-1119
Publication date 1995-04-03
Sub-type Other
DOI 10.1016/0378-1119(94)00908-B
Volume 155
Issue 2
Start page 175
End page 178
Total pages 4
Place of publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Language eng
Subject 270504 Invertebrate Biology
270501 Animal Systematics, Taxonomy and Phylogeny
Abstract The hox/hom previous termhomeobox genesnext term code for DNA-binding proteins that confer positional information during animal development; these previous termgenesnext term have been found in a wide range of triploblasts and in cnidarians. We report here the identification of a hox/hom previous termgenenext term and two other previous termhomeobox genesnext term in the genomes of previous termsponges.next term This finding extends the detection of hox/hom previous termgenesnext term to the lowest metazoan phylum and suggests a monophyletic origin of the kingdom Animalia. Because, in culture, previous termspongenext term cells quickly reaggregate, differentiate and construct tissue after disaggregation, they can provide a useful model system for characterization of the basic roles of previous termhomeobox genesnext term in the control of cellular differentiation
Keyword Evolution
metazoa
porifera
Spox
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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