Hox3/zen and the Evolution of Extraembryonic Epithelia in Insects


Schmidt-Ott U., Rafiqi A. M. , Lemke S.

HOX GENES: STUDIES FROM THE 20TH TO THE 21ST CENTURY, vol.689, pp.133-144, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 689
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-1-4419-6673-5_10
  • Title of Journal : HOX GENES: STUDIES FROM THE 20TH TO THE 21ST CENTURY
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-144

Abstract

Insects have undergone dramatic evolutionary changes in extraembryonic development, which correlate with changes in the expression of the class-3 Hox gene zen. Here, we review the evolution of this gene in insects and point out how changes in zen expression may have affected extraembryonic development at the morphological and the genetic level.