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Curr Biol. 1998 Sep 24;8(19):R676-8.

Hox genes: from master genes to micromanagers.

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  • University Museum of Zoology, Department of Zoology, Cambridge, UK. akam@zoo.cam.ac.uk

Abstract

We still have little idea how the differential expression of one 'master' gene can control the morphology of complex structures, but recent studies suggest that the Drosophila Hox gene Ultrabithorax micromanages segment development by manipulating a large number of different targets at many developmental stages.

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