Tag Archives: bilateria

Early Antennapedia gene Family : Evidence from Trichoplax genome

By | May 7, 2021

Homeodomain containing transcription factors are vital for proper development and differentiation in animals, plants and fungi. This 60 amino acid conserved DNA binding motif is found in six different class of proteins: ANTP, PRD, POU, LIM, SIX and TALE. Huge gene diversity in Antennapedia class of homeodomain proteins account for evolution of body plans, regulation… Read More »

Antennapedia mega cluster and Super Hox cluster

By | May 7, 2021

Hox genes are expressed along the anterior-posterior (A/P) body axis in majority of animals , creating a unique A/P code which plays a pivotal role in segment specific morphogenesis. These homeodomain containing transcription factors are evolutionary conserved at the level of structure ,function and organization. This is best exemplified by their presence in clusters in… Read More »