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Fushi tarazu gene

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Fushi tarazu gene

(Science: molecular biology) a gene found in the fruit Fly drosophila melanogaster. Normal fruit Fly embryos look like a series of stacked discs, which are called segments. Each segment eventually develops into specific adult fly structures (wings, antennae, legs, eyes, etc.) flies which have a mutant form of the ftz gene are missing every other segment.