homeobox(redirected from Homeobox gene family)
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Related to Homeobox gene family: Homeodomain protein
A highly conserved DNA sequence of about 180 base pairs near the 3' end of specific homeotic genes; it encodes a DNA-binding domain that allows the homeobox proteins to bind to and regulate gene expression in development.
A sequence of DNA encoding a protein structure that binds to specific parts of DNA and affects transcription of DNA into RNA.