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The amphioxus genome and the evolution of the chordate karyotype.

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Lancelets ('amphioxus') are the modern survivors of an ancient chordate lineage, with a fossil record dating back to the Cambrian period. Here we describe the structure and gene content of the highly polymorphic approximately 520-megabase genome of the Florida lancelet Branchiostoma floridae, and analyse it in the context of chordate evolution. Whole-genome comparisons illuminate the murky relationships among the three chordate groups (tunicates, lancelets and vertebrates), and allow not only...

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10.1038/nature06967

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Putnam, NH More by this author
Ferrier, DE More by this author
Furlong, RF More by this author
Hellsten, U More by this author
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
453
Issue:
7198
Pages:
1064-1071
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:ee64a94f-1eb4-46f7-bb84-644c7ef56218
Source identifiers:
160845
Local pid:
pubs:160845

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