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Genome Biol. 2003;4(3):208. Epub 2003 Mar 3.

Seeing chordate evolution through the Ciona genome sequence.

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Institute of Neuroscience, 1254 University of Oregon, 1425 E, 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403, USA.

Abstract

A draft sequence of the compact genome of the sea squirt Ciona intestinalis, a non-vertebrate chordate that diverged very early from other chordates, including vertebrates, illuminates how chordates originated and how vertebrate developmental innovations evolved.

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