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Hox genes and the evolution of animal body plans

Updated: Jan 16, 2020

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.

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