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Homeotic mutation


noun, plural: homeotic mutations

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


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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... 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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... 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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