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  1. Content type: Research

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  8. Content type: Short report

    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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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    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

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  11. Content type: Short report

    Freshwater planarians are well known for their regenerative abilities. Less well known is how planarians maintain spatial patterning in long-lived adult animals or how they re-pattern tissues during regenerat...

    Authors: Ko W. Currie, David D. R. Brown, Shujun Zhu, ChangJiang Xu, Veronique Voisin, Gary D. Bader and Bret J. Pearson

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:7

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  12. Content type: Review

    The Neotropical frog genera Ceratophrys, Chacophrys and Lepidobatrachus form the monophyletic family Ceratophryidae. Although in- and out-group relationships are not fully resolved, the monophyly of the three ge...

    Authors: Marissa Fabrezi, Silvia Inés Quinzio, Javier Goldberg, Julio César Cruz, Mariana Chuliver Pereyra and Richard J. Wassersug

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:5

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    The evolutionary mechanisms involved in shaping complex gene regulatory networks (GRN) that encode for morphologically similar structures in distantly related animals remain elusive. In this context, echinoder...

    Authors: David Viktor Dylus, Anna Czarkwiani, Josefine Stångberg, Olga Ortega-Martinez, Sam Dupont and Paola Oliveri

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:2

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    Obligate intracellular symbionts of insects are metabolically and developmentally integrated with their hosts. Typically, reproduction fails in many insect nutritional endosymbioses when host insects are cured...

    Authors: Hsiao-ling Lu, Daniel R. G. Price, Athula Wikramanayake, Chun-che Chang and Alex C. C. Wilson

    Citation: EvoDevo 2016 7:1

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    It has been hypothesized that the ParaHox gene Gsx patterned the foregut of the last common bilaterian ancestor. This notion was corroborated by Gsx expression in three out of four lophotrochozoan species, severa...

    Authors: Tim Wollesen, Sonia Victoria Rodríguez Monje, Carmel McDougall, Bernard M. Degnan and Andreas Wanninger

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:41

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  16. Content type: Research

    Fish correspond to the most diversified phylum among vertebrates with a large variety of species. Even if general features are distinguishable during the embryogenesis, several differences in term of timing, o...

    Authors: Maud Alix, Dominique Chardard, Yannick Ledoré, Pascal Fontaine and Berenice Schaerlinger

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:39

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  17. Content type: Meeting report

    We analyze the interdisciplinary state of evolutionary developmental biology based on the diversity of themes, taxa, levels of organization and scientists at the first meeting of the Pan-American Society for E...

    Authors: Allison Edgar and Javiera Chinga

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:38

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  18. Content type: Research

    Wnt signaling pathways are highly conserved signal transduction pathways important for axis formation, cell fate specification, and organogenesis throughout metazoan development. Within the various Wnt pathway...

    Authors: Benjamin R. Bastin, Hsien-Chao Chou, Margaret M. Pruitt and Stephan Q. Schneider

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:37

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    The origin of discrete novelties remains unclear. Some authors suggest that qualitative phenotypic changes may result from the reorganization of preexisting phenotypic traits during development (i.e., developm...

    Authors: Sylvain Londe, Thibaud Monnin, Raphaël Cornette, Vincent Debat, Brian L. Fisher and Mathieu Molet

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:36

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  20. Content type: Research

    The evolution and development of sexual dimorphism illuminates a central question in biology: How do similar genomes produce different phenotypes? In an XX/XO system especially the state of a sexually dimorphi...

    Authors: Andrea Sajuthi, Brenna Carrillo-Zazueta, Briana Hu, Anita Wang, Logan Brodnansky, John Mayberry and Ajna S. Rivera

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:34

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  21. Content type: Review

    A notochord is characteristic of developing chordates (which comprise amphioxus, tunicates and vertebrates), and, more arguably, is also found in some other animals. Although notochords have been well reviewed...

    Authors: Giovanni Annona, Nicholas D. Holland and Salvatore D’Aniello

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:30

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  22. Content type: Research

    In a recent study, we have demonstrated that amelotin (AMTN) gene structure and its expression during amelogenesis have changed during tetrapod evolution. Indeed, this gene is expressed throughout enamel matrix d...

    Authors: Barbara Gasse and Jean-Yves Sire

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:29

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    The life cycle of many animals includes a larval stage, which has diversified into an astonishing variety of ecological strategies. The Nemertea is a group of spiralians that exhibits a broad diversity of larv...

    Authors: José M. Martín-Durán, Bruno C. Vellutini and Andreas Hejnol

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:28

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    The developmental basis of craniofacial morphology hinges on interactions of numerous signalling systems. Extensive craniofacial variation in the polymorphic Arctic charr, a member of the salmonid family, from...

    Authors: Ehsan Pashay Ahi, Sophie S. Steinhäuser, Arnar Pálsson, Sigrídur Rut Franzdóttir, Sigurdur S. Snorrason, Valerie H. Maier and Zophonías O. Jónsson

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:27

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    Maximally indirect development via a pilidium larva is unique to the pilidiophoran clade of phylum Nemertea. All other nemerteans have more or less direct development. The origin of pilidial development with d...

    Authors: Laurel S Hiebert and Svetlana A Maslakova

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:26

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  26. Content type: Research

    Gastrulation is a critical step in bilaterian development, directly linked to the segregation of germ layers, establishment of axes, and emergence of the through-gut. Theories about the evolution of gastrulati...

    Authors: Deirdre C. Lyons, Kimberly J. Perry and Jonathan Q. Henry

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:24

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  27. Content type: Research

    The metagenesis of sessile polyps into pelagic medusae in cnidarians represents one of the most ancient complex life cycles in animals. Interestingly, scyphozoans and hydrozoans generate medusae by apparently ...

    Authors: Johanna E. M. Kraus, David Fredman, Wei Wang, Konstantin Khalturin and Ulrich Technau

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:23

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  28. Content type: Research

    Siphonophores (Hydrozoa) have unparalleled colony-level complexity, precision of colony organization, and functional specialization between zooids (i.e., the units that make up colonies). Previous work has sho...

    Authors: Stefan Siebert, Freya E. Goetz, Samuel H. Church, Pathikrit Bhattacharyya, Felipe Zapata, Steven H.D. Haddock and Casey W. Dunn

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:22

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  29. Content type: Research

    Vertebrate somites are subdivided into lineage compartments, each with distinct cell fates and evolutionary histories. Insights into somite evolution can come from studying amphioxus, the best extant approxima...

    Authors: Jennifer H Mansfield, Edward Haller, Nicholas D Holland and Ava E Brent

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:21

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  30. Content type: Research

    The evolutionary origins of cell polarity in metazoan embryos are unclear. In most bilaterian animals, embryonic and cell polarity are set up during embryogenesis with the same molecules being utilized to regu...

    Authors: Miguel Salinas-Saavedra, Thomas Q Stephenson, Casey W Dunn and Mark Q Martindale

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:20

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  31. Content type: Research

    Retinoic acid (RA) signaling controls many developmental processes in chordates, from early axis specification to late organogenesis. The functions of RA are chiefly mediated by a subfamily of nuclear hormone ...

    Authors: Florent Campo-Paysaa, David Jandzik, Yoko Takio-Ogawa, Maria V Cattell, Haley C Neef, James A Langeland, Shigeru Kuratani, Daniel M Medeiros, Sylvie Mazan, Shigehiro Kuraku, Vincent Laudet and Michael Schubert

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:18

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    Most of our current findings on appendage formation and patterning stem from studies on chordate and ecdysozoan model organisms. However, in order to fully understand the evolution of animal appendages, it is ...

    Authors: Marie-Therese Nödl, Sara M Fossati, Pedro Domingues, Francisco J Sánchez and Letizia Zullo

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:19

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