Functional similarity in appendage specification by the Ultrabithorax and abdominal-A Drosophila HOX genes.

@article{Casares1996FunctionalSI,
  title={Functional similarity in appendage specification by the Ultrabithorax and abdominal-A Drosophila HOX genes.},
  author={Fernando Casares and Mc Calleja and Ernesto S{\'a}nchez-Herrero},
  journal={The EMBO journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={15 15},
  pages={
          3934-42
        }
}
In Drosophila, the Ultrabithorax, abdominal-A and Abdominal-B HOX genes of the bithorax complex determine the identity of part of the thorax and the whole abdomen. Either the absence of these genes or their ectopic expression transform segments into the identity of different ones along the antero-posterior axis. Here we show that misexpression of Ultrabithorax, abdominal-A and, to some extent, Abdominal-B genes cause similar transformations in some of the fruitfly appendages: antennal tissue… CONTINUE READING

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