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  1. Annual fishes of the genus Nothobranchius inhabit ephemeral habitats in Eastern and Southeastern Africa. Their life cycle is characterized by very rapid maturation, a posthatch lifespan of a few weeks to month...

    Authors: Eva Terzibasi Tozzini and Alessandro Cellerino
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:25
  2. The freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis has a long research history, but only relatively recently has it emerged as an attractive model organism to study molecular mechanisms in the areas of developmental biology ...

    Authors: Reiko Kuroda and Masanori Abe
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:24
  3. Host/symbiont integration is a signature of evolutionarily ancient, obligate endosymbioses. However, little is known about the cellular and developmental mechanisms of host/symbiont integration at the molecula...

    Authors: Celeste R. Banfill, Alex C. C. Wilson and Hsiao-ling Lu
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:23
  4. The cellular basis of adult growth in cephalochordates (lancelets or amphioxus) has received little attention. Lancelets and their constituent organs grow slowly but continuously during adult life. Here, we co...

    Authors: Nicholas D. Holland and Ildiko M. L. Somorjai
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:22
  5. Myxobacteria and dictyostelids are prokaryotic and eukaryotic multicellular lineages, respectively, that after nutrient depletion aggregate and develop into structures called fruiting bodies. The developmental...

    Authors: Juan A. Arias Del Angel, Vidyanand Nanjundiah, Mariana Benítez and Stuart A. Newman
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:21
  6. Anemonefish, are a group of about 30 species of damselfish (Pomacentridae) that have long aroused the interest of coral reef fish ecologists. Combining a series of original biological traits and practical feat...

    Authors: Natacha Roux, Pauline Salis, Shu-Hua Lee, Laurence Besseau and Vincent Laudet
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:20
  7. Ectocarpus is a genus of filamentous, marine brown algae. Brown algae belong to the stramenopiles, a large supergroup of organisms that are only distantly related to animals, land plants and fungi. Brown algae ar...

    Authors: Susana M. Coelho, Akira F. Peters, Dieter Müller and J. Mark Cock
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:19
  8. The resurgence of interest in the comparative developmental study of chelicerates has led to important insights, such as the discovery of a genome duplication shared by spiders and scorpions, inferred to have ...

    Authors: Guilherme Gainett and Prashant P. Sharma
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:18
  9. The clade of protostome animals known as the Spiralia (e.g., mollusks, annelids, nemerteans and polyclad flatworms) shares a highly conserved program of early development. This includes shared arrangement of c...

    Authors: Alexis R. Lanza and Elaine C. Seaver
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:17
  10. Variation in shape and size of many floral organs is related to pollinators. Evolution of such organs is driven by duplication and modification of MADS-box and MYB transcription factors. We applied a combinati...

    Authors: Dewi Pramanik, Nemi Dorst, Niels Meesters, Marlies Spaans, Erik Smets, Monique Welten and Barbara Gravendeel
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:16
  11. The evolution of vertebrate smooth muscles is obscured by lack of identifiable smooth muscle-like cells in tunicates, the invertebrates most closely related to vertebrates. A recent evolutionary model was prop...

    Authors: Christopher J. Johnson, Florian Razy-Krajka and Alberto Stolfi
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:15
  12. The small teleost fish Astyanax mexicanus has emerged as an outstanding model for studying many biological topics in the context of evolution. A major attribute is conspecific surface dwelling (surface fish) and ...

    Authors: William R. Jeffery
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:14
  13. The transition of life from single cells to more complex multicellular forms has occurred at least two dozen times among eukaryotes and is one of the major evolutionary transitions, but the early steps that en...

    Authors: James G. Umen
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:13
  14. Interpretation of the floral structure of Zingiberaceae has long concentrated on the relationships of the androecial members. It suggested that labellum is composed of two structures rather than three or five,...

    Authors: Xiumei Li, Tian Fan, Pu Zou, Wenhu Zhang, Xiuju Wu, Yixin Zhang and Jingping Liao
    Citation: EvoDevo 2020 11:12
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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