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HOX Genes

  • 1st Edition, Volume 88 - July 13, 2009
  • Editor: Olivier Pourquie
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 3 7 4 5 2 9 - 3
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 9 2 3 1 2 - 3

A subgroup of homeobox genes, which play an important role in the developmental processes of a variety of multicellular organisms, Hox genes have been shown to play a critical role… Read more

HOX Genes

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A subgroup of homeobox genes, which play an important role in the developmental processes of a variety of multicellular organisms, Hox genes have been shown to play a critical role in vertebrate pattern formation. Hox genes can be thought of as general purpose control genes—that is, they are similar in many organisms and direct the same processes in a variety of organisms, from mouse, to fly, to human.