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Zimek, A., Weber, K. (2011). Flanking genes of an essential gene give information about the evolution of metazoa.  Europ. J. Cell Biol. 90(4): 356--364.
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We collected as much information as possible on new lamin genes and their flanking genes. The number of lamin genes varies from 1 to 4 depending more or less on the phylogenetic position of the species. Strong genome drift is recognised by fewer and unusually placed introns and a change in flanking genes. This applies to the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the insect Drosophila melanogaster, the urochordate Ciona intestinalis, the annelid Capitella teleta and the planaria Schmidtea mediterranea. In contrast stable genomes show astonishing conservation of the flanking genes. These are identical in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis and the cephalochordate Branchiostoma floridae lamin B1 gene. Even in the lamin B1 genes from Xenopus tropicalis and man one of the flanking genes is conserved. Finally our analysis forms the basis for a molecular analysis of metazoan phylogeny.
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Abbreviation
    Europ. J. Cell Biol.
    Title
    European Journal of Cell Biology
    Publication Year
    1979-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0171-9335
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