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(1) A gap gene that codes for a zinc finger transcription factor.

(2) The transcription product from the krüppel gene.


In Drosophila, a defect in krüppel gene can result in eight adjacent segments missing in the larva.

Word origin: from German, meaning cripple.

See also: gap gene.