The homeobox gene mbx is involved in eye and tectum development.

@article{Kawahara2002TheHG,
  title={The homeobox gene mbx is involved in eye and tectum development.},
  author={Atsuo Kawahara and Chi-Bin Chien and Igor B Dawid},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={248 1},
  pages={107-17}
}
The homeobox gene mbx is first activated at the end of gastrulation in zebrafish in the presumptive forebrain and midbrain region. During somitogenesis stages, the anterior expression of mbx, which partly overlaps the future eye field, gradually decreases, while midbrain expression intensifies and becomes restricted to the presumptive tectum. Knockdown of… CONTINUE READING