Despite countless research efforts to demonstrate the precise developmental and evolutionary nature of homeobox genes, we are far from consensus on the role of this class of genes in development and evolution. This essay attempts to clarify the debate and to nip some problematic interpretations in the bud, by exploring metaphors of homeobox gene function in development and evolution.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Evolution and Development|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Developmental Biology