Hox Genes and Body Plan: Evolution
Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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Tour, E. and McGinnis, W. 2008. Hox Genes and Body Plan: Evolution. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 APR 2008
The development of diverse structures on the anterior–posterior axis of animal embryos is dependent on homeotic or Hox genes. The expression and function of the Hox genes varies during evolution and underlies some of the morphological differences in different animal taxa.