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Bioinformatics Preprint 03-025

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Exclusion of Repetitive DNA Elements from Gnathostome Hox Clusters

Claudia Fried, Sonja J. Prohaska, Peter F. Stadler

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J.Exp.Zool. MDE

The Hox gene clusters of gnathostomes have a strong tendency to exclude repetitive DNA elements. In contrast, no such trend can be found in the Hox gene clusters of protostomes. Repeats ``invade'' the gnathostome Hox clusters from the 5' and 3' ends while the core of the clusters remains virtually free of repetitive DNA.

Keywords: Hox gene clusters, repetitive DNA elements

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