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Unformatted text preview: The signals trigger cell responses that affect gene transcription of what are called "master genes", genes that control developmental sequences. Homeotic genes are a group of master genes that determine body-part identity and pattern development. There is a remarkable similarity of homeotic genes among different animals. The HOM genes of the fruit fly and the set of HOX genes in the mouse determine similar pattern development. Mutations in the homeotic genes produce organisms with misplaced body parts. Normal Fly Mutant Antennapedia Gene Eye Induction Mutant Targeted Gene Expression...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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