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Curr Biol. 2018 Nov 19;28(22):R1303-R1305. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.09.040. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Evolution: Directives from Sea Anemone Hox Genes.

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1
University of Vienna, Dept. of Molecular Evolution and Development, Althanstrasse 21, 1090 Wien, Austria. Electronic address: ulrich.technau@univie.ac.at.
2
University of Vienna, Dept. of Molecular Evolution and Development, Althanstrasse 21, 1090 Wien, Austria.

Abstract

A new study in a sea anemone shows that, as in bilaterian animals, an axis-patterning Hox code exists in cnidarians. Surprisingly, it acts along the directive axis, orthogonal to the oral-aboral axis.

PMID:
30458149
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2018.09.040
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