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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.
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A sequence of DNA encoding a protein structure that binds to specific parts of DNA and affects transcription of DNA into RNA.
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homeoboxa conserved DNA motif of about 180bp encoding a protein domain (approximately 60 amino acids) that binds to DNA. The homeobox is a characteristic of HOMEOTIC GENES and is found in most EUKARYOTES.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005