Patterning of Caenorhabditis elegans posterior structures by the Abdominal-B homolog, egl-5.

@article{Ferreira1999PatterningOC,
  title={Patterning of Caenorhabditis elegans posterior structures by the Abdominal-B homolog, egl-5.},
  author={Henrique Bunselmeyer Ferreira and Yuxia Zhang and Chengtian Zhao and Scott W. Emmons},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={207 1},
  pages={215-28}
}
The Caenorhabditis elegans body axis, like that of other animals, is patterned by the action of Hox genes. In order to examine the function of one C. elegans Hox gene in depth, we determined the postembryonic expression pattern of egl-5, the C. elegans member of the Abdominal-B Hox gene paralog group, by means of whole-mount staining with a polyclonal antibody. A major site of egl-5 expression and function is in the epithelium joining the posterior digestive tract with the external epidermis… CONTINUE READING