Figure 4 : Gene cluster analysis of genes that exhibit evidence of adaptive evolution in giraffe.

From: Giraffe genome sequence reveals clues to its unique morphology and physiology

Figure 4

Developmental and physiological regulatory genes in giraffe that exhibit adaptive evolution are enriched in skeletal, cardiovascular and neural functions. The MSA genes that are not known to be related to the regulation of skeletal, cardiovascular, or neural development are listed (right box).