Globin genes on the move
Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics, Huck Institutes of Life Sciences and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Journal of Biology 2008, 7:35 doi:10.1186/jbiol92Published: 20 November 2008
Recent data published in BMC Biology from the globin gene clusters in platypus, together with data from other species, show that β-globin genes transposed from one chromosomal location to another. This resolves some controversies about vertebrate globin gene evolution but ignites new ones.