I googled "ectopic expression" and the explanations almost are: Ectopic expression is the expression of a gene in a tissue where it is not normally expressed. But I'm a little confused. So is it too much expression of the gene or too little? Or actually both situations are ectopic expression?
Because I ran into a question asking: if Hox6 gene were ectopically expressed in all the somites of a mouse, what would be the predicted phenotype of this mouse? I'm not sure what the question means and I would a appreciate an answer. Thanks!