Role of Homeotic Genes in Drosophila Development


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Why are homeotic genes important?

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1. Which of the following statements about maternal-effect genes, segmentation genes, and homeotic genes is FALSE?

2. What type of genes are HOX genes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test you on the key definitions related to homeotic genes and drosophila development. The quiz will give you a definition and you will need to select the correct term. Other questions will give you a term and you will need to select the correct definition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • Homeotic genes
  • Maternal-effect genes
  • HOX genes

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related genetics lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding maternal-effect genes and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding homeotic genes and drosophila development

Additional Learning

Once you have completed the quiz, head over to the related lesson titled Role of Homeotic Genes in Drosophila Development. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define homeotic genes
  • Understand maternal effect genes
  • Explain segmentation genes
  • Explore genetic mutations
  • Walk through drosophilia development