A chicken homeo box gene with developmentally regulated expression

Abraham Fainsod*, Yosef Gruenbaum

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Several homeo box sequences were isolated from a chicken (Gallus domesticus) genomic library. One phage, λGG7, was chosen for further study and the single homeo box sequence it contains was characterized. The sequence of the homeo box revealed it to be a distant member of the Antp class of homeo boxes. Expression of the CHox7 gene results in four transcripts, 1.4, 1.9, 2.4 and 3.5 kb in size. Transcript accumulation of the CHox7 gene peaks twice during embryogenesis, once with the 1.4 kb transcript during early somitogenesis and the second time with the 1.9 kb transcript during organogenesis.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)381-385
Number of pages5
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 3 Jul 1989

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Acknowledgements: We wish to thank Dr B.W. O'Malley for the chicken oviduct genomic library, Dr W. McGinnis for the Drosophila probes and Dr F.H. Ruddle for the mouse probes. This work was supported by grants from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), Jerusalem, Israel (no.86-00014), and the Fund for Basic Research, administered by The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.


  • (Antennapedia, Gallus domesticus)
  • Embryogenesis
  • Gene evolution
  • Homeo box


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