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Homeotic mutation

Definition

noun, plural: homeotic mutations

A mutation in homeobox genes resulting in homeotic transformation in animals.


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The most notable example of such mutation involves the antennapedia. Mutation in antennapedia hox gene results in the formation of a leg from the head of a fruit fly in stead of the expected antenna.


See also: homeosis.


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Evo-Devo

... development, I can hypothesize about a chicken that has a single point mutation in the gene for the Sonic Hedgehog growth factor. This would cause ... that two very different looking organisms that formed by a mutation in homeotic genes according to the evo-devo theory most likely CAN interbreed, ...

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by MrMistery
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:24 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Evo-Devo
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God vs Evolution

... coffee". I have always been intrigued how these homeotic genes are able to direct the development of the organism. The best example is how a small mutation in the SRY gene will produce a XY person that is phenotipically female. Not ...

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by MrMistery
Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:18 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: God vs Evolution
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