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Volume 2 (2); 2006


Amphioxus: a peaceful anchovy fillet to illuminate Chordate Evolution (I)
Jordi Garcia-Fernàndez
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 30-31
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Retinoic acid signaling and the evolution of chordates
Ferdinand Marlétaz, Linda Z. Holland, Vincent Laudet, Michael Schubert
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 38-47
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Research Paper

Metaphylogeny of 82 gene families sheds a new light on chordate evolution
Alexandre Vienne, Pierre Pontarotti
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 32-37
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Getting closer to a pre-vertebrate genome: the non-LTR retrotransposons of Branchiostoma floridae
Jon Permanyer, Ricard Albalat, Roser Gonzàlez-Duarte
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 48-53
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Identification and Characterisation of five novel Miniature Inverted-repeat Transposable Elements (MITEs) in amphioxus (Branchiostoma floridae)
PW. Osborne, GN. Luke, PWH. Holland, DEK. Ferrier
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 54-60
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A SINE in the genome of the cephalochordate amphioxus is an Alu element
Linda Z. Holland
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 61-65
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Evolutionary genomics of the recently duplicated amphioxus Hairy genes
Senda Jiménez-Delgado, Miguel Crespo, Jon Permanyer, Jordi Garcia-Fernàndez, Miguel Manzanares
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 66-72
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Immunohistochemical study of cytoskeletal and extracellular matrix components in the notochord and notochordal sheath of amphioxus
Ivana Bočina, Mirna Saraga-Babić
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 73-78
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Expression of AmphiNaC, a new member of the amiloride-sensitive sodium channel related to degenerins and epithelial sodium channels in amphioxus
Simona Candiani, Diana Oliveri, Manuela Parodi, Mario Pestarino
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 79-86
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Free amino acids in the nervous system of the amphioxus Branchiostoma lanceolatum. A comparative study
Juan Pascual-Anaya, Salvatore D'Aniello
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2006, 2: 87-92
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