Number of homeobox genes in most vertebrates

Range ~250 homeobox genes
Organism Vertebrates
Reference Bürglin TR, Affolter M. Homeodomain proteins: an update. Chromosoma. 2016 Jun125(3):497-521. doi: 10.1007/s00412-015-0543-8 p.498 left column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID26464018
Primary Source Holland PW. Evolution of homeobox genes. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2013 Jan-Feb2(1):31-45. doi: 10.1002/wdev.78PubMed ID23799629
Comments P.498 left column 3rd paragraph: "Most vertebrates have about 250 homeobox genes, due to two extra rounds of genome duplication and subsequent loss of paralogs (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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