The Caenorhabditis elegans homeobox gene cluster

Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1993 Aug;3(4):615-20. doi: 10.1016/0959-437x(93)90097-9.


Understanding of the C. elegans homeobox gene cluster has been significantly expanded since the genes egl-5 and lin-39 have been shown to correspond to homeobox genes in the cluster. Genes of the homeobox cluster not only function as regionally restricted homeotic genes along the anterior-posterior body axis, but also control cell migrations within the affected body regions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis elegans / genetics*
  • Cell Movement / genetics
  • Genes, Helminth*
  • Genes, Homeobox*
  • Humans
  • Multigene Family*
  • Mutation
  • Transformation, Genetic

Associated data

  • GENBANK/L14324
  • GENBANK/L14429
  • GENBANK/L15201