Day 244 (10q25.1-10q25.3): a ladybird gene


Day 244 has 41 protein-coding genes (browser view) including LBX1 (ladybird homeobox 1).

LikeĀ Day 25 (1q32.1-1q41): PROX1, determining the fate of cells in the eye, LBX1 is a homeotic gene, determining body patterning. It was discovered in fly, and named for the spotted pattern of gene expression seen during development. In mice (and probably in humans) it is required for limb muscles to develop.

Click here to see all 8362339 letters of Day 244 with LBX1 underlined.

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