Homeotic transformation

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In homeotic transformation, a normal body part is replaced by a body part which is regularly found in other regions.
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Antennapedia

Antennapedia mutants of Drosophia have antennae replaced by legs.

Ultrabithorax

Ultrabithorax (Ubx) mutants of Drosophila have halteres (T3) replaced by wings (T2), imparting four total wings.