SpHox8 is the paralog group 8 Hox gene of Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. This identification follows from an analysis of the sequence of the complete open reading frame of a late-gastrula-stage cDNA clone; from direct linkage to adjacent Hox genes in a fosmid contig; and from blot hybridizations carried out on pulse field gel electrophoretic separations. SpHox8 is a single-copy gene, and there is only one Hox gene cluster per genome in S. purpuratus.
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Received: 7 November 1996 / Accepted: 4 December 1996
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Martinez, P., Lee, J. & Davidson, E. Complete Sequence of SpHox8 and Its Linkage in the Single Hox Gene Cluster of Strongylocentrotus purpuratus . J Mol Evol 44 , 371 –377 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/PL00006156
- Key words:SpHox8—Strongylocentrotus purpuratus—Hox gene cluster