Homeobox vs Orthodenticle - What's the difference?

homeobox | orthodenticle |


As nouns the difference between homeobox and orthodenticle

is that homeobox is (genetics) a short sequence of dna that is shared by several genes involved in the morphogenesis of many organisms while orthodenticle is a homeobox gene involved in the development of the head.

homeobox

Noun

(es)
  • (genetics) A short sequence of DNA that is shared by several genes involved in the morphogenesis of many organisms.
  • * 1999 , (Matt Ridley), Genome , Harper Perennial 2004, p. 176:
  • When he looked in mice, there it was again: almost exactly the same 180-letter string – the homeobox .

    Derived terms

    * homeobox gene * homeodomain

    orthodenticle

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia orthodenticle)
  • A homeobox gene involved in the development of the head.