Definition of Homeotic gene

1. Noun. One the genes that are involved in embryologic development.

Generic synonyms: Cistron, Factor, Gene
Specialized synonyms: Homeobox, Homeobox Gene



Medical Definition of Homeotic gene

1. Gene, containing homeobox, the level of expression of which is set during embryongenesis in response to positional cues and which then directs the later formation of tissues and appendages appropriate to that part of the organism. Mutation of these genes leads to inappropriate expression of characteristics normally associated with another part of the organism (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Homeotic gene

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1. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, SourceOECD (Online service) (1998)
"... “Hepatocyte nuclear factor 3 alpha belongs to a gene family in mammals that is homologous to the Drosophila homeotic gene fork head”, Genes Dev 5, pp. ..."

2. Gene Transfer in Animal Systems: Bibliography, 1985-1991 (1993)
"The second test was to examine interactions with a mutation in the female sterile (1) homeotic gene. The penetrance of the homeotic phenotype in progency ..."

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