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HOX genes specify cell fate in the anterior-posterior axis of animal embryos. Invertebrate chordates have 1 HOX cluster, but mammals have 4; it has been suggested that cluster duplication facilitated the evolution of vertebrate body plans. In the present work amplification and sequencing of...

Amores, A.; Force, A.; Yan YiLin; Joly, L.; Amemiya, C.; Fritz, A.; Ho, R. K.; Langeland, J.; Prince, V.; Wang YanLing; Westerfield, M.; Ekker, M.; Postlethwait, J. H.
Science (Washington), 1998, 282, 5394, pp 1711-1714