Globin Genes on the Move

J Biol. 2008 Nov 20;7(9):35. doi: 10.1186/jbiol92.


Recent data published in BMC Biology from the globin gene clusters in platypus, together with data from other species, show that beta-globin genes transposed from one chromosomal location to another. This resolves some controversies about vertebrate globin gene evolution but ignites new ones.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Gene Rearrangement
  • Globins / genetics*
  • Multigene Family
  • Phylogeny
  • Platypus / genetics


  • Globins