Hox genes, homology and axis formation—The application of morphological concepts to evolutionary developmental biology

@article{Hbner2006HoxGH,
  title={Hox genes, homology and axis formation—The application of morphological concepts to evolutionary developmental biology},
  author={Claudia H{\"u}bner},
  journal={Theory in Biosciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={124},
  pages={371-396}
}
This article focuses on the interphyletic comparison of gene expression patterns. By means of the hypothesis of the inversion of the dorsoventral axis during the evolution of the Bilateria, it is demonstrated, that evolutionary developmental biologists use similarities in spatial and temporal gene expression patterns as evidence for the formation of hypotheses of homology concerning either developing structures or body regions. The molecular genetic and morphogenetic evidence used is discussed… CONTINUE READING