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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

    Content type: Review

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  8. 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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  9. There have been few studies of head patterning in non-insect arthropods, and even in the insects, much is not yet understood. In the fly Drosophila three head gap genes, orthodenticle (otd), buttonhead (btd) and

    Authors: Vera S. Hunnekuhl and Michael Akam

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:18

    Content type: Research

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  10. The free-living nematode Diploscapter coronatus is the closest known relative of Caenorhabditis elegans with parthenogenetic reproduction. It shows several developmental idiosyncracies, for example concerning the...

    Authors: Christopher Kraus, Philipp H. Schiffer, Hiroshi Kagoshima, Hideaki Hiraki, Theresa Vogt, Michael Kroiher, Yuji Kohara and Einhard Schierenberg

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:16

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  11. Hemiptera is a large clade of insects understudied in terms of developmental biology. Halyomorpha halys, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB, referred to throughout as H. halys), is an invasive hemipteran pest o...

    Authors: Yong Lu, Mengyao Chen, Katie Reding and Leslie Pick

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:15

    Content type: Short report

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  12. Analyzing close species with diverse developmental modes is instrumental for investigating the evolutionary significance of physiological, anatomical and behavioral features at a molecular level. Many examples...

    Authors: Claudia Racioppi, Maria Carmen Valoroso, Ugo Coppola, Elijah K. Lowe, C. Titus Brown, Billie J. Swalla, Lionel Christiaen, Alberto Stolfi and Filomena Ristoratore

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:11

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  13. Cardiac outflow tract patterning and cell contribution are studied using an evo-devo approach to reveal insight into the development of aorto-pulmonary septation.

    Authors: Robert E. Poelmann, Adriana C. Gittenberger-de Groot, Marcel W. M. Biermans, Anne I. Dolfing, Armand Jagessar, Sam van Hattum, Amanda Hoogenboom, Lambertus J. Wisse, Rebecca Vicente-Steijn, Merijn A. G. de Bakker, Freek J. Vonk, Tatsuya Hirasawa, Shigeru Kuratani and Michael K. Richardson

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:9

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  14. Hydroidfest 2016 took place on September 23–25 at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory in Bodega Bay, CA. The meeting brought together cnidarian researchers, with an emphasis on those studying hydrozoans, fro...

    Authors: Christophe Dupre, Juris A. Grasis, Robert E. Steele, Christine E. Schnitzler and Celina E. Juliano

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:7

    Content type: Meeting report

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  15. Passiflora (passionflowers) makes an excellent model for studying plant evolutionary development. They are mostly perennial climbers that display axillary tendrils, which are believed ...

    Authors: Livia C. T. Scorza, Jose Hernandes-Lopes, Gladys F. A. Melo-de-Pinna and Marcelo C. Dornelas

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:3

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  16. The African rice Oryza glaberrima was domesticated from its wild relative Oryza barthii about 3000 years ago. During the domestication process, panicle complexity changed from a panicle with low complexity in O....

    Authors: K. N. Ta, H. Adam, Y. M. Staedler, J. Schönenberger, T. Harrop, J. Tregear, N. V. Do, P. Gantet, A. Ghesquière and S. Jouannic

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:2

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  17. The arthropod head problem has troubled scientists for more than a century. The segmental composition of the arthropod head, homology of its appendages, and especially the nature of the most anterior region of...

    Authors: Ralf Janssen

    Citation: EvoDevo 2017 8:1

    Content type: Short report

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  18. The forelimb of the flightless emu is a vestigial structure, with greatly reduced wing elements and digit loss. To explore the molecular and cellular mechanisms associated with the evolution of vestigial wings...

    Authors: Craig A. Smith, Peter G. Farlie, Nadia M. Davidson, Kelly N. Roeszler, Claire Hirst, Alicia Oshlack and David M. Lambert

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:26

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  19. Gonads are specialized gamete-producing structures that, despite their functional importance, are generated by diverse mechanisms across groups of animals and can be among the most plastic organs of the body. ...

    Authors: B. Duygu Özpolat, Emily S. Sloane, Eduardo E. Zattara and Alexandra E. Bely

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:22

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  20. Genomic analysis has upended chordate phylogeny, placing the tunicates as the sister group to the vertebrates. This taxonomic rearrangement raises questions about the emergence of a tunicate/vertebrate ancestor.

    Authors: Fernando Segade, Christina Cota, Amber Famiglietti, Anna Cha and Brad Davidson

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:21

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  21. Annelida is a morphologically diverse animal group that exhibits a remarkable variety in nervous system architecture (e.g., number and location of longitudinal cords, architecture of the brain). Despite this h...

    Authors: Alexandra Kerbl, José M. Martín-Durán, Katrine Worsaae and Andreas Hejnol

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:20

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  22. Dbx1 is a homeodomain transcription factor involved in neuronal fate specification belonging to a widely conserved family among bilaterians. In mammals, Dbx1 was proposed to act as a transcriptional repressor ...

    Authors: Sonia Karaz, Maximilien Courgeon, Hélène Lepetit, Eugenia Bruno, Raimondo Pannone, Andrea Tarallo, France Thouzé, Pierre Kerner, Michel Vervoort, Frédéric Causeret, Alessandra Pierani and Giuseppe D’Onofrio

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:18

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  23. An essential developmental pathway in sexually reproducing animals is the specification of germ cells and the differentiation of mature gametes, sperm and oocytes. The “germline” genes vasa, nanos and piwi are...

    Authors: Adam M. Reitzel, Kevin Pang and Mark Q. Martindale

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:17

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  24. Organisms develop and evolve in a modular fashion, but how individual modules interact with the environment remains poorly understood. Phenotypically plastic traits are often under selection, and studies are n...

    Authors: Aabha I. Sharma, Katherine O. Yanes, Luyang Jin, Sarah L. Garvey, Sartu M. Taha and Yuichiro Suzuki

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:15

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  25. The microvillus is a versatile organelle that serves important functions in disparate animal cell types. However, from a molecular perspective, the microvillus has been well studied in only a few, predominantl...

    Authors: Jesús F. Peña, Alexandre Alié, Daniel J. Richter, Lingyu Wang, Noriko Funayama and Scott A. Nichols

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:13

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  26. New branches within the embryonic chicken lung form via apical constriction, in which epithelial cells in the primary bronchus become trapezoidal in shape. These branches form at precise locations along the pr...

    Authors: Daniel Tzou, James W. Spurlin III, Amira L. Pavlovich, Carolyn R. Stewart, Jason P. Gleghorn and Celeste M. Nelson

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:12

    Content type: Short report

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  27. Germ cells are specified during early development and are responsible for generating gametes in the adult. After germ cells are specified, they typically migrate to a particular niche in the organism where the...

    Authors: Adam D. Langenbacher and Anthony W. De Tomaso

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  28. Shifts in floral form across angiosperms, particularly from radially symmetrical to bilaterally symmetrical flowers, are often associated with shifts in speciation rates and changes in pollination syndrome. Gr...

    Authors: Brent A. Berger, Veronica Thompson, Aedric Lim, Vincent Ricigliano and Dianella G. Howarth

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:8

    Content type: Research

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