How many HOX genes do humans have?

1 Answer
Mar 24, 2017

Humans have a total of 39 Hox genes in 4 clusters.


In vertebrates, the various Hox genes are situated very close to one another on the chromosome in groups or clusters. The order of the genes on the chromosome is the same as the expression of the genes in the developing embryo.

Hox ( homeo box) genes are a group of related genes that determine the basic structure and orientation of animals.