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20/9/2013

IBE: Some unicellular organisms posess genes that were thought unique to animals

IBE: Some unicellular organisms posess genes that were thought unique to animals


News from IBE (CSIC-UPF)


The prestigious scientific magazine PNAs published a study entitled "Early evolution of the T-box transcription factor family". The study demonstrates the presence of T-box genes in various non-animal lineages. And suggest that, both co-option of ancestral transcription factors into new functions and a high interactivity between genes were crucial factors for the generation of the complex transcriptional regulation that we observe today in animals. This research has been led and coordinated by researchers from I. Ruiz-Trillo's Lab.

More information:
IBE press release (in Spanish) 

Reference:
Sebé Padrós, A., et al. 2013. Early evolution of the T-box transcription factor family. PNAs