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  1. Skull diversity in the neotropical leaf-nosed bats (Phyllostomidae) evolved through a heterochronic process called peramorphosis, with underlying causes varying by subfamily. The nectar-eating (subfamily Gloss...

    Authors: Jasmin Camacho, Rachel Moon, Samantha K. Smith, Jacky D. Lin, Charles Randolph, John J. Rasweiler IV, Richard R. Behringer and Arhat Abzhanov
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:11
  2. Much has been learned about basic biology from studies of insect model systems. The pre-eminent insect model system, Drosophila melanogaster, is a holometabolous insect with a derived mode of segment formation. W...

    Authors: Jessica Hernandez, Leslie Pick and Katie Reding
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:9
  3. Hydractinia, a genus of colonial marine cnidarians, has been used as a model organism for developmental biology and comparative immunology for over a century. It was this animal where stem cells and germ cells we...

    Authors: Uri Frank, Matthew L. Nicotra and Christine E. Schnitzler
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:7
  4. The common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum, belonging to the Chelicerata in the phylum Arthropoda, has emerged as an experimental system for studying mechanisms of development from an evolutionary standpoi...

    Authors: Hiroki Oda and Yasuko Akiyama-Oda
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:6
  5. Macrostomum lignano is a free-living flatworm that is emerging as an attractive experimental animal for research on a broad range of biological questions. One feature setting it apart from other flatworms is the ...

    Authors: Jakub Wudarski, Bernhard Egger, Steven A. Ramm, Lukas Schärer, Peter Ladurner, Kira S. Zadesenets, Nikolay B. Rubtsov, Stijn Mouton and Eugene Berezikov
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:5
  6. In Aristolochia (Aristolochiaceae) flowers, the congenital fusion of the anthers and the commissural, stigmatic lobes forms a gynostemium. Although the molecular bases associated to the apical–basal gynoecium pat...

    Authors: Pablo Peréz-Mesa, Clara Inés Ortíz-Ramírez, Favio González, Cristina Ferrándiz and Natalia Pabón-Mora
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:4
  7. Segmentation in arthropods typically occurs by sequential addition of segments from a posterior growth zone. However, the amount of tissue required for growth and the cell behaviors producing posterior elongat...

    Authors: Savvas J. Constantinou, Nicole Duan, Lisa M. Nagy, Ariel D. Chipman and Terri A. Williams
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:1
  8. Phoronids, rhynchonelliform and linguliform brachiopods show striking similarities in their embryonic fate maps, in particular in their axis specification and regionalization. However, although brachiopod deve...

    Authors: Carmen Andrikou, Yale J. Passamaneck, Chris J. Lowe, Mark Q. Martindale and Andreas Hejnol
    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:33
  9. In various ascidian species, circulating stem cells have been documented to be involved in asexual reproduction and whole-body regeneration. Studies of these cell population(s) are mainly restricted to colonia...

    Authors: Juan Jiménez-Merino, Isadora Santos de Abreu, Laurel S. Hiebert, Silvana Allodi, Stefano Tiozzo, Cintia M. De Barros and Federico D. Brown
    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:31
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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