Expression of Cnox-2, a HOM/HOX gene, is suppressed during head formation in hydra.

Using PCR, six genes of the HOM/HOX class have been identified in hydra. One of them, Cnox-2, has been sequenced and resembles the Deformed gene of Drosophila. As shown previously, the expression pattern of Cnox-2 suggested that it may be involved in axial patterning as it was strongly expressed in the epithelial cells of the body column and foot, but only… CONTINUE READING