Regulation of the Genes of the Bithorax Complex in Drosophila

  • E. B. Lewis


The bithorax complex (BX-C) is a set of master control genes that regulates other genes outside the complex to program much of the development of the thorax and abdomen of the fly. The emphasis in this paper will be on how the genes of the complex are themselves regulated, rather than on how they regulate other genes.


Bithorax Complex Overex Pression Cuticular Pattern Weak Transformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. B. Lewis
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  1. 1.Division of BiologyCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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