Homeotic genes of Drosophila

Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1993 Aug;3(4):606-14. doi: 10.1016/0959-437x(93)90096-8.


Recently, there has been significant progress in advancing understanding of Drosophila homeotic function: including the different mechanisms of activation and maintenance of homeotic gene expression; the phenomenon of phenotypic suppression; and the search for genes downstream of the homeotic genes. Comparison between Drosophila and other species suggests a common functional organization of homeotic complexes in the animal kingdom.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila / genetics*
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Genes, Homeobox*
  • Humans
  • Phenotype