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Deep homology

pax6 alterations result in similar phenotypic alterations of eye morphology and function across a wide range of species.

In evolutionary developmental biology, the concept of deep homology is used to describe cases where growth and differentiation processes are governed by genetic mechanisms that are homologous and deeply conserved across a wide range of species.[1]

Textbook examples common to mammals and the structurally quite different compound eyes of insects.[1]

In early 2010, a team at orthology (a type of homology) of genes involved in the phenotypes.[2][3]

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  2. ^ Zimmer, Carl. "The Search for Genes Leads to Unexpected Places", The New York Times, New York, April 26, 2010.
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