The amphioxus genome illuminates vertebrate origins and cephalochordate biology

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Holland, L.Z.; Albalat, R.; Azumi, K.; Benito-Gutiérrez, E.; Blow, M.J.; Bronner-Fraser, M.; Brunet, F.; Butts, T.; Candiani, S.; Dishaw, L.J.; Ferrier, D.E.K.; Garcia-Fernàndez, J.; Gibson-Brown, J.J.; Gissi, C.; Godzik, A.; Hallböök, F.; Hirose, D.; Hosomichi, K.; Ikuta, T.; Inoko, H.; Kasahara, M.; Kasamatsu, J.; Kawashima, T.; Kimura, A.; Kobayashi, M.; Kozmik, Z.; Kubokawa, K.; Laudet, V.; Litman, G.W.; Mchardy, A.C.; ... view all 64 authors (2008)

Cephalochordates, urochordates, and vertebrates evolved from a common ancestor over 520 million years ago. To improve our understanding of chordate evolution and the origin of vertebrates, we intensively searched for particular genes, gene families, and conserved noncod... View more
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