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Homeobox Genes

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The formation of a single body structure requires the action of hundreds or thousands of genes. The master gene, a homeotic gene, controls and regulates the other genes for sequential developmental pathways.

Which of the following BEST describes the role of homeobox genes?

A

These genes are responsible for structural homeostasis.

B

These genes are responsible for structural duplication.

C

These genes are responsible for structural diversity.

D

These genes are responsible for structural mutations.