Interpreting the homeobox: Metaphors of gene action and activation in development and evolution

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-295
Number of pages9
JournalEvolution and Development
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Interpreting the homeobox : Metaphors of gene action and activation in development and evolution. / Robert, Jason.

In: Evolution and Development, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2001, p. 287-295.

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