Discovery and classification of homeobox genes in animal genomes

Ferdinand Marlétaz, Jordi Paps, Ignacio Maeso, Peter W.H. Holland

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The diversification of homeobox genes is of great interest to evolutionary and developmental biology. To generate a catalogue of all homeobox genes within species of interest, it is necessary to sequence complete genomes. It is now possible for small research projects and individual laboratories to determine near-complete genome sequences of animal species. We provide bioinformatic methods for assembling draft genome sequences from any animal species, including read fi ltering and error correction, plus methods for extracting and classifying all homeobox sequences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHox Genes
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsYacine Graba, René Rezsohazy
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781493912421
ISBN (Print)9781493912414
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Gene family
  • Genome assembly
  • Genomics
  • Homeodomain
  • Metazoa
  • Molecular evolution
  • Phylogeny


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