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.
(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 .
* homeobox gene