Day 72 (3q13.2-3q13.33): a Popeye gene


Day 72 has 55 protein-coding genes (browser view), including POPDC2 (Popeye domain containing 2).

The three Popeye proteins  get their name from the fact that they are mostly found in the skeletal muscle and heart. They are exclusive to vertebrates, so are relatively new – not much more than 420 million years old.

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