This thesis explores the evolution, function, and possible applications of a group of lineage-specific genes known as the Eutherian Totipotent Cell Homeobox (ETCHbox) genes. The ETCHbox genes duplicated from a highly conserved vertebrate eye-specific homeobox gene called Cone-rod homeobox (CRX) in the lineage leading to eutherian mammals. The ETCHbox genes are unusual in many respects. Firstly, they are eutherian-specific, meaning that they are only present in the genomes of one grou...Expand abstract
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Eutherian-specific homeobox genes in the preimplantation embryo; function, evolution, and applications.
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