Globin genes on the move
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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.