HOX gene

ref: 2013-the reg­u­la­tion of hox gene expres­sion dur­ing ani­mal devel­op­ment

 

home­o­sis the replace­ment of part of one seg­ment of an insect or oth­er sege­ment­ed ani­mal by a struc­ture char­ac­ter­is­tic of a dif­fer­ent seg­ment, espe­cial­ly through muta­tion.
home­obox any of a class of close­ly sim­i­lar sequences which occur in var­i­ous genes and are involved in reg­u­lat­ing embry­on­ic devel­op­ment in a wide range of species

 

 

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