homeotic gene

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ho·me·ot·ic gene

Any of various genes that determine the type or location of a body part during an organism's development, especially in the early embryonic development of vertebrates.

[Greek homoiōsis, a being made like, resemblance, from homoioun, to make like, from homoios, like; see homeo-.]
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Noun1.homeotic gene - one the genes that are involved in embryologic development
cistron, gene, factor - (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
homeobox, homeobox gene - one of various similar homeotic genes that are involved in bodily segmentation during embryonic development
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Kennison, "The polycomb and trithorax group proteins of Drosophila: trans-regulators of homeotic gene function," Annual Review of Genetics, vol.
Jackle, "The homeotic gene fork head encodes a nuclear protein and is expressed in the terminal regions of the drosophila embryo," Cell, vol.
Previously assessed CTC mRNA melanoma reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) biomarkers by our group (6,16-18) were used for verification of capture of melanoma cells, including tyrosine-related protein 2 (TRP-2), melanoma antigen recognized by T cells 1 (MART-1), melanoma antigen gene-A3 family (MAGE-A3), and paired box homeotic gene transcription factor 3 (PAX-3).
Bienz, "Homeotic gene expression in the visceral mesoderm of Drosophila embryos," The EMBO Journal, vol.
Novel regulation of the homeotic gene Ser associated with a crustacean leg-to-maxilliped appendage transformation.
Duplication and diversification in the APETALA1/FRUITFULL floral homeotic gene lineage: implications for the evolution of floral development.
Floricaula: A homeotic gene required for flower development in Antirrhinum majus.
Denell, "Genetic analysis of the homeotic gene complex (HOM-C) in the beetle Tribolium castaneum," Developmental Biology, vol.
Control of seed mass and seed yield by the homeotic gene APETALA2.