is the transformation of one body part into another, arising from mutation
in or misexpression of specific developmentally critical genes
. It may be caused by mutations in Hox genes
, found in animals, or others such as the MADS-box
family in plants. Homeosis is a characteristic that has helped insects
become as successful and diverse as they are. HI HI hI
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