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Developmental biology

Clocks and Hox

Segmentation is a key feature of many animals. New molecular studies add to our understanding of how vertebrate segments form and how this process is linked to the genes that make each segment unique.

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Figure 1: The 'clock-and-wavefront model' of segmentation and patterning in vertebrates.


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Tabin, C., Johnson, R. Clocks and Hox. Nature 412, 780–781 (2001).

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