Tuesday, February 26, 2008


The problem with introductory biology is sometimes you have 2 minutes to try and introduce something that has gone rapidly from an interesting observation to a whole area of biology. The hox genes are a good example of this. For an overview of the topic you should read this posting at the Pharyngula blog entitled 'A brief overview of Hox genes'. You'd be surprised how much we know about how to build a fly.

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