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Antennapedia

Definition
noun
A hox gene first described in Drosophila, which is responsible for the formation and differentiation of the first two thoracic segments and cephalic segments of the fly.
Supplement
A homeotic mutation involving antennapedia causes a fly to develop a pair of legs from its head in place of antennae.
See also: homeosis.


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