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Trends Biochem Sci. 1993 Dec;18(12):459-63.

A molecular snapshot of the metazoan 'Eve'.

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Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Irvine 92717-1700.

Abstract

A description of the molecular make-up of the ancestral multicellular animal is emerging from the growing availability of molecular biological and biochemical data gleaned from the study of modern members of ancient groups of animals. We use the distributions of classes of transcription factors, signal transduction systems and other molecular innovations among metazoan phyla to infer some of the characteristics of the first animals.

PMID:
7906442
DOI:
10.1016/0968-0004(93)90003-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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