Homeotic gene expression in Drosophila

Michael S. Levine, Cathy J. Wedeen

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The genetic mechanisms that regulate complex developmental processes in higher eukaryotes are largely unknown. An attractive model system for analysing this problem involves the morphogenesis of the diverse anatomical segments of the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster. The desirability of this system stems from the identification of genetic loci that appear to directly control the developmental commitment and differentiation of each body segment primordium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience


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