Coordinate gene

Definition

noun, plural: coordinate genes

A gene that establishes the major coordinate axes of the embryo, especially the anterior-posterior axis and the dorsal-ventral axis.


Supplement

This gene functions in establishing the front and rear, as well as the top and bottom of the embryo. In fruitfly embryogenesis, examples of these genes are bicoid, nanos and caudal.


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