A Mox homeobox gene in the gastropod mollusc Haliotis rufescens is differentially expressed during larval morphogenesis and metamorphosis

Degnan, BM, Degnan, SM, Fentenany, G and Morse, DE (1997) A Mox homeobox gene in the gastropod mollusc Haliotis rufescens is differentially expressed during larval morphogenesis and metamorphosis. Febs Letters, 411 1: 119-122.


Author Degnan, BM
Degnan, SM
Fentenany, G
Morse, DE
Title A Mox homeobox gene in the gastropod mollusc Haliotis rufescens is differentially expressed during larval morphogenesis and metamorphosis
Journal name Febs Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0014-5793
Publication date 1997
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0014-5793(97)00571-1
Volume 411
Issue 1
Start page 119
End page 122
Total pages 4
Language eng
Abstract We have isolated a homeobox-containing cDNA from the gastropod mollusc Haliotis rufescens that is most similar to members of the Mox homeobox gene class, The derived Haliotis homeodomain sequence is 85% identical to mouse and frog Mox-2 homeodomains and 88.9% identical to the partial cnidarian cnox5-Hm homeodomain. Quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis of mRNA accumulation reveals that this gene, called HruMox, is expressed in the larva, but not in the early embryo, Transcripts are most prevalent during larval morphogenesis from trochophore to veliger. There are also transient increases in transcript prevalence 1 and 3 days after the intitiation of metamorphosis from veliger to juvenile. The identification of a molluscan Mox homeobox gene that is more closely related to vertebrate genes than other protostome (e.g. Drosophila) genes suggests the Mox class of homeobox genes may consist of several different families that have been conserved through evolution, (C) 1997 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.
Keyword Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biophysics
Cell Biology
Homeobox Evolution
Mollusc
Mox
Quantitative Rt-pcr
(haliotis)
Xenopus
Acid
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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