by Dennis Sun
Animals come in many different shapes and sizes. How did all of these diverse body plans evolve? In this video, Dennis Sun describes how a group of similar genes, called Hox genes, are involved in setting up different kinds of body plans in crustaceans.
Dennis is a PhD student in the lab of Nipam Patel at UC Berkeley.
• A document from PBS on Hox genes
• Paper on the sandhopper (Parhyale) genome
• Paper on sandhopper (Parhyale) hox gene expression analysis
• Paper analyzing hox genes in sandhopper (Parhyale) using CRISPR knockout
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