Publication on hox gene loss and miniaturized genomes highlighted by Genome Biology and Evolution

The publication "The Most Developmentally Truncated Fishes Show Extensive Hox Gene Loss and Miniaturized Genomes" was written by Martin Malmstrøm and colleagues.

 

Ole Kristian Tørresen and Martin Malmstrøm. Photo from titan.uio.no by Bjarne Røsjø, UiO.

From CEES, these authors contributed to the publication: Martin Malmstrøm, Michael Matschiner, Ole K. Tørresen, Kjetill S. Jakobsen and Walter Salzburger.

Casey McGrath writes that: "As expected, following the results of their earlier genetic research, the genomes of these small fish held some big surprises." Read the full Highlight in Genome Biology and Evolution: "Big Surprises from the World’s Smallest Fish".

The publication is also covered by Titan.uio.no (Norwegian): "Fant genetiske merkverdigheter i fisken som aldri blir voksen".

Link to the original publication in Genome Biology and Evolution (Open Access): The Most Developmentally Truncated Fishes Show Extensive Hox Gene Loss and Miniaturized Genomes".

Published Apr. 27, 2018 2:18 PM - Last modified Apr. 27, 2018 2:25 PM