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  1. Annual killifishes are adapted to surviving and reproducing over alternating dry and wet seasons. During the dry season, all adults die and desiccation-resistant embryos remain encased in dry mud for months or...

    Authors: Luca Dolfi, Roberto Ripa, Adam Antebi, Dario Riccardo Valenzano and Alessandro Cellerino

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:29

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  2. Nicotinic and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors likely evolved in the cnidarian–bilaterian common ancestor. Both receptor families are best known for their role at chemical synapses in bilaterian animals, but...

    Authors: Dylan Z. Faltine-Gonzalez and Michael J. Layden

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:27

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  3. Eyes have evolved and been lost multiple times during animal evolution, however, the process of eye loss has only been reconstructed in a few cases. Mollusks exhibit eyes as varied as the octopod camera eye or...

    Authors: Tim Wollesen, Carmel McDougall and Detlev Arendt

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:25

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  4. Mutations in gene regulatory networks often lead to genetic divergence without impacting gene expression or developmental patterning. The rules governing this process of developmental systems drift, including ...

    Authors: William Colgan, Alexis Leanza, Ariel Hwang, Melissa B. DeBiasse, Isabel Llosa, Daniel Rodrigues, Hriju Adhikari, Guillermo Barreto Corona, Saskia Bock, Amanda Carillo-Perez, Meagan Currie, Simone Darkoa-Larbi, Daniel Dellal, Hanna Gutow, Pascha Hokama, Emily Kibby…

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:24

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  5. Recent findings regarding early lophotrochozoan development have altered the conventional model of neurogenesis and revealed that peripheral sensory elements play a key role in the initial organization of the ...

    Authors: Olga V. Yurchenko, Anna V. Savelieva, Natalia K. Kolotuchina, Elena E. Voronezhskaya and Vyacheslav A. Dyachuk

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:22

    Content type: Review

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  6. The genetic basis of wing development has been well characterised for model insect species, but remains poorly understood in phylogenetically divergent, non-model taxa. Wing-polymorphic insect species potentia...

    Authors: Graham A. McCulloch, Andrew Oliphant, Peter K. Dearden, Andrew J. Veale, Charles W. Ellen and Jonathan M. Waters

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:21

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  7. The 2018 Cnidarian Model Systems Meeting (Cnidofest) was held September 6–9th at the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience in St. Augustine, FL. Cnidofest 2018, which built upon the mo...

    Authors: Shuonan He, Juris A. Grasis, Matthew L. Nicotra, Celina E. Juliano and Christine E. Schnitzler

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:20

    Content type: Meeting Report

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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

    Content type: Review

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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