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Targeted germ line disruptions reveal general and species-specific roles for paralog group 1 hox genes in zebrafish

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Developmental Biology, June 2014
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Title
Targeted germ line disruptions reveal general and species-specific roles for paralog group 1 hox genes in zebrafish
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BMC Developmental Biology, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-213x-14-25
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Steven E Weicksel, Ankit Gupta, Denise A Zannino, Scot A Wolfe, Charles G Sagerström

Abstract

The developing vertebrate hindbrain is transiently segmented into rhombomeres by a process requiring Hox activity. Hox genes control specification of rhombomere fates, as well as the stereotypic differentiation of rhombomere-specific neuronal populations. Accordingly, germ line disruption of the paralog group 1 (PG1) Hox genes Hoxa1 and Hoxb1 causes defects in hindbrain segmentation and neuron formation in mice. However, antisense-mediated interference with zebrafish hoxb1a and hoxb1b (analogous to murine Hoxb1 and Hoxa1, respectively) produces phenotypes that are qualitatively and quantitatively distinct from those observed in the mouse. This suggests that PG1 Hox genes may have species-specific functions, or that anti-sense mediated interference may not completely inactivate Hox function in zebrafish.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 14%
Researcher 4 14%
Student > Master 4 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 10%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Other 5 17%
Unknown 7 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 55%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Chemical Engineering 1 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 3%
Unknown 9 31%

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