Evolution of development: Beyond bicoid

Jeremy Lynch, Claude Desplan

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The Bicoid-based anterior patterning system of Drosophila embryogenesis appears to be unique to higher dipterans. A new study suggests how this may have evolved out of an alternative mechanism based on cooperating Orthodenticle and Hunchback proteins, the two mechanisms intersecting at the level of downstream target genes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R557-R559
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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