Antennapedia complex | definition

  • a gene cluster containing the Hox genes in Drosophila which controls the structures of the thoracic and head segment of the body
Antennapedia complex
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Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Morgan, D., Raf, M., Roberts, K., & Walter, P. (2015). Molecular Biology of the Cell. New York: Garland Science.


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Related External Link

Genetic Analysis of the Antennapedia Gene Complex

Structural Changes in the Antennapedia Complex of Drosophila Pseudoobscura