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  1. Content type: Research

    Vertebrates possess a diverse range of integumentary epithelial appendages, including scales, feathers and hair. These structures share extensive early developmental homology, as they mostly originate from a c...

    Authors: Rory L. Cooper, Victoria J. Lloyd, Nicolas Di-Poï, Alexander G. Fletcher, Paul M. Barrett and Gareth J. Fraser

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:19

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    Melanic patterns such as horizontal stripes, vertical bars and spots are common among teleost fishes and often serve roles in camouflage or mimicry. Extensive research in the zebrafish model has shown that the...

    Authors: Laura A. Hendrick, Grace A. Carter, Erin H. Hilbrands, Brian P. Heubel, Thomas F. Schilling and Pierre Le Pabic

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:18

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    Unravelling the genetic basis of polymorphic characters is central to our understanding of the origins and diversification of living organisms. Recently, supergenes have been implicated in a wide range of comp...

    Authors: Suzanne V. Saenko, Mathieu Chouteau, Florence Piron-Prunier, Corinne Blugeon, Mathieu Joron and Violaine Llaurens

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:16

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    Many traits evolve by cis-regulatory modification, by which changes to noncoding sequences affect the binding affinity for available transcription factors and thus modify the expression profile of genes. Multiple...

    Authors: Joseph J. Hanly, Richard W. R. Wallbank, W. Owen McMillan and Chris D. Jiggins

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:15

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    Spiral cleavage is a conserved, early developmental mode found in several phyla of Lophotrochozoans resulting in highly diverse adult body plans. While the cleavage pattern has clearly been broadly conserved, ...

    Authors: Johannes Girstmair and Maximilian J. Telford

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:12

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  6. Content type: Research

    Generally in termites, alates differentiate through multiple nymphal instars which gradually develop wing buds. However, in a dampwood termite, Hodotermopsis sjostedti, alates molt directly from a single nymphal ...

    Authors: Ryotaro Nii, Kohei Oguchi, Junpei Shinji, Shigeyuki Koshikawa and Toru Miura

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:10

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    In tunicates, the capacity to build an adult body via non-embryonic development (NED), i.e., asexual budding and whole body regeneration, has been gained or lost several times across the whole subphylum. A rec...

    Authors: Marta Scelzo, Alexandre Alié, Sophie Pagnotta, Camille Lejeune, Pauline Henry, Laurent Gilletta, Laurel S. Hiebert, Francesco Mastrototaro and Stefano Tiozzo

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:7

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  8. Content type: Review

    The great capability of insects to adapt to new environments promoted their extraordinary diversification, resulting in the group of Metazoa with the largest number of species distributed worldwide. To underst...

    Authors: Isabel Almudi, Carlos A. Martín-Blanco, Isabel M. García-Fernandez, Adrián López-Catalina, Kristofer Davie, Stein Aerts and Fernando Casares

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:6

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  9. Content type: Research

    The vast majority of nematode species have vermiform (worm-shaped) body plans throughout post-embryonic development. However, atypical body shapes have evolved multiple times. The plant-parasitic Tylenchomorph...

    Authors: Sita Thapa, Michael K. Gates, Ursula Reuter-Carlson, Rebecca J. Androwski and Nathan E. Schroeder

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:5

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  10. Content type: Research

    Segmentation, the subdivision of the major body axis into repeated elements, is considered one of the major evolutionary innovations in bilaterian animals. In all three segmented animal clades, the predominant...

    Authors: Renske M. A. Vroomans, Paulien Hogeweg and Kirsten H. W. J. ten Tusscher

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:24

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  11. Content type: Research

    Egg size represents an important form of maternal effect determined by a complex interplay of long-term adaptation and short-term plasticity balancing egg size with brood size. Haplochromine cichlids are mater...

    Authors: Ehsan Pashay Ahi, Pooja Singh, Laurène Alicia Lecaudey, Wolfgang Gessl and Christian Sturmbauer

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:23

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  12. Content type: Research

    How genome complexity affects organismal phenotypic complexity is a fundamental question in evolutionary developmental biology. Previous studies proposed various contributing factors of genome complexity and t...

    Authors: Dong Yang, Aishi Xu, Pan Shen, Chao Gao, Jiayin Zang, Chen Qiu, Hongsheng Ouyang, Ying Jiang and Fuchu He

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:22

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    Tapeworms are agents of neglected tropical diseases responsible for significant health problems and economic loss. They also exhibit adaptations to a parasitic lifestyle that confound comparisons of their deve...

    Authors: Peter D. Olson, Magdalena Zarowiecki, Katherine James, Andrew Baillie, Georgie Bartl, Phil Burchell, Azita Chellappoo, Francesca Jarero, Li Ying Tan, Nancy Holroyd and Matt Berriman

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:21

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    Both euarthropods and vertebrates have tripartite brains. Several orthologous genes are expressed in similar regionalized patterns during brain development in both vertebrates and euarthropods. These similarit...

    Authors: Frank W. Smith, Mandy Cumming and Bob Goldstein

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:19

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    Understanding the evolution and development of morphological traits of the last common bilaterian ancestor is a major goal of the evo-devo discipline. The reconstruction of this “urbilaterian” is mainly based ...

    Authors: Sandra Treffkorn, Laura Kahnke, Lars Hering and Georg Mayer

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:17

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  16. Content type: Research

    Glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) regulates many cell fate decisions in animal development. In multicellular structures of the group 4 dictyostelid Dictyostelium discoideum, GSK3 promotes spore over stalk-like di...

    Authors: Yoshinori Kawabe, Takahiro Morio, Yoshimasa Tanaka and Pauline Schaap

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:12

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  17. Content type: Research

    The concerted activity of Meis and Hoxa11 transcription factors is essential for the subdivision of tetrapod limbs into proximo-distal (PD) domains; however, little is know about the evolution of this patterning ...

    Authors: Fernanda Langellotto, Maria Fiorentino, Elena De Felice, Luigi Caputi, Valeria Nittoli, Jean M. P. Joss and Paolo Sordino

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:11

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    Although retinoic acid (RA) signaling plays a crucial role in the body patterning of chordates, its function in non-chordate invertebrates, other than its mediation of environmental cues triggering metamorphos...

    Authors: Shumpei Yamakawa, Yoshiaki Morino, Masanao Honda and Hiroshi Wada

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:10

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  19. Content type: Research

    Sall (Spalt-like) proteins are zinc-finger transcription factors involved in a number of biological processes. They have only been studied in a few model organisms, such as Drosophila melanogaster, Caenorhabditis...

    Authors: José Lorente-Sorolla, Marta Truchado-Garcia, Kimberly J. Perry, Jonathan Q. Henry and Cristina Grande

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:9

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    The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) family of transcription factors is one of the largest superfamilies of regulatory transcription factors and is widely used in eukaryotic organisms. They play an essential role...

    Authors: E. Perea-Atienza, S. G. Sprecher and P. Martínez

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:8

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  21. Content type: Research

    Understanding the general trends in developmental changes during animal evolution, which are often associated with morphological diversification, has long been a central issue in evolutionary developmental bio...

    Authors: Yui Uchida, Masahiro Uesaka, Takayoshi Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Takeda and Naoki Irie

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:7

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  22. Content type: Research

    The notochord has organizer properties and is required for floor plate induction and dorsoventral patterning of the neural tube. This activity has been attributed to sonic hedgehog (shh) signaling, which origi...

    Authors: Stanislav Kremnyov, Kristine Henningfeld, Christoph Viebahn and Nikoloz Tsikolia

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:4

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  23. Content type: Research

    Previous analysis suggested that the relative contribution of individual bones to regional skull lengths differ between inbred mouse strains. If the negative correlation of adjacent bone lengths is associated...

    Authors: Christopher J. Percival, Rebecca Green, Charles C. Roseman, Daniel M. Gatti, Judith L. Morgan, Stephen A. Murray, Leah Rae Donahue, Jessica M. Mayeux, K. Michael Pollard, Kunjie Hua, Daniel Pomp, Ralph Marcucio and Benedikt Hallgrímsson

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:3

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  24. Content type: Research

    ETCHbox genes are eutherian-specific homeobox genes expressed during preimplantation development at a time when the first cell lineage decisions are being made. The mouse has an unusual repertoire of ETCHbox g...

    Authors: Amy H. Royall, Ignacio Maeso, Thomas L. Dunwell and Peter W. H. Holland

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:2

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  25. Content type: Research

    The anterior neuroectoderm (ANE) in many deuterostome embryos (echinoderms, hemichordates, urochordates, cephalochordates, and vertebrates) is progressively restricted along the anterior–posterior axis to a do...

    Authors: Anita Khadka, Marina Martínez-Bartolomé, Stephanie D. Burr and Ryan C. Range

    Citation: EvoDevo 2018 9:1

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  26. Content type: Research

    The development of male- or female-specific phenotypes in squamates is typically controlled by either temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) or chromosome-based genetic sex determination (GSD). However,...

    Authors: Sarah L. Whiteley, Clare E. Holleley, Wendy A. Ruscoe, Meghan Castelli, Darryl L. Whitehead, Juan Lei, Arthur Georges and Vera Weisbecker

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:25

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  27. Content type: Research

    Life in the darkness of caves is accompanied, throughout phyla, by striking phenotypic changes including the loss or severe reduction in eyes and pigmentation. On the other hand, cave animals have undergone co...

    Authors: Victor Simon, Romain Elleboode, Kélig Mahé, Laurent Legendre, Patricia Ornelas-Garcia, Luis Espinasa and Sylvie Rétaux

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:23

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  28. Content type: Review

    The evolution of tetrapod limbs from paired fins has long been of interest to both evolutionary and developmental biologists. Several recent investigative tracks have converged to restructure hypotheses in thi...

    Authors: Thomas A. Stewart, Ramray Bhat and Stuart A. Newman

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:21

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    Nemertean embryos undergo equal spiral cleavage, and prior fate-mapping studies showed that some also exhibit key aspects of spiralian lineage-based fate specification, including specification of the primary t...

    Authors: George von Dassow and Svetlana A. Maslakova

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:19

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