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Ascidian gene-expression profiles

William R Jeffery

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Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

Genome Biology 2002, 3:reviews1030-reviews1030.4  doi:10.1186/gb-2002-3-10-reviews1030

Published: 25 September 2002


With the advent of gene-expression profiling, a large number of genes can now be investigated simultaneously during critical stages of development. This approach will be particularly informative in studies of ascidians, basal chordates whose genomes and embryology are uniquely suited for mapping developmental gene networks.