A homoeotic gene cluster in the red flour beetle

  title={A homoeotic gene cluster in the red flour beetle},
  author={Richard W. Beeman},
The bodies of insects consist of a tandem array of segments. Homoeotic genes direct cells in different segments to the appropriate developmental pathways. I have discovered the existence of a cluster of homoeotic genes in the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum that are ordered along the second linkage group in a sequence identical to that of the body segments in which they act. The known domain of function of this homoeotic gene cluster (HOM-C) spans approximately 15 segments in the head, thorax… CONTINUE READING

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