Homeo box genes of the Antennapedia and Bithorax Complexes of Drosophila

Michael Regulski, Katherine Harding, Richard Kostriken, Francois Karch, Michael Levine, William McGinnis

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Abstract

The Antennapedia, Ultrabithorax, and fushi tarazu genes of Drosophila melanogaster each contain a very similar protein coding sequence, the homeo box. Previously cloned homeo box sequences were used to isolate additional well conserved members of the homeo box gene family. The most strongly conserved members of the homeo box gene family map within either the Antennapedia or Bithorax gene complexes. The tissue distribution of transcripts encoded by the two rightmost homeo box genes of the Bithorax complex are compared with the iab-2 and iab-7 phenotypes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalCell
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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