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Mech Dev. 2001 Dec;109(2):383-8.

Sequence and expression pattern of ziro7, a novel, divergent zebrafish iroquois homeobox gene.

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  • 1Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire du Développement, INSERM U368, Ecole Normale Supérieure, 46, rue d'Ulm, 75230 Cedex 05, Paris, France.


We have isolated the zebrafish ziro7 gene, a novel, divergent member of the Iroquois family. ziro7 is expressed at early epiboly stages in the dorsal half of the zebrafish embryo, with a higher level in the dorso-lateral margin. From mid-gastrulation stages onward, ziro7 is expressed in a large transversal stripe in the future neural plate, which subsequently divides into thinner stripes located in the diencephalon, midbrain and hindbrain.

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