Number of homeobox genes

Range >300 homeobox genes
Organism Teleost fish
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). In teleost fish, one additional round of genome duplication followed by gene loss increased the number to over 300 (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 116966