is a member of the gene class and encodes a protein containing a paired domain and a homeodomain. The molecular characterization of genes from species of different animal phyla and the analysis of function in the developing eyes and central nervous system of vertebrates, , and suggest that homologues share conserved functions. In this review, we present recent data on the structural and functional characterization of homologues from species of different animal phyla. We discuss the implications of these findings for our understanding of the development and evolution of eyes and nervous systems.

Keyword(s): eyehomeoboxpaired box

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