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Beyond the Hox complex

Nipam H Patel1* and Victoria E Prince2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

2 Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

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Genome Biology 2000, 1:reviews1027-reviews1027.4  doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-5-reviews1027

Published: 8 November 2000

Abstract

The Hox complex is an example of a gene cluster created by tandem duplications. Recent findings suggest the Hox complex may be just part of a larger chromosomal assemblage of homeobox-containing genes that existed in the ancestor to all vertebrates.