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  1. 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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  2. 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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    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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    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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  6. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  18. Content type: Research

    Transcription factors that determine retinal development seem to be conserved in different phyla throughout the animal kingdom. In most representatives, however, only a few of the involved transcription factor...

    Authors: Leyli Samadi, Axel Schmid and Bo Joakim Eriksson

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:16

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    Two visual systems are present in most arthropod groups: median and lateral eyes. Most of our current knowledge about the developmental and molecular mechanisms involved in eye formation in arthropods comes fr...

    Authors: Christoph Schomburg, Natascha Turetzek, Magdalena Ines Schacht, Julia Schneider, Phillipp Kirfel, Nikola-Michael Prpic and Nico Posnien

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:15

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    The molecular mechanisms underlying sex determination and differentiation in animals are incredibly diverse. The Dmrt (doublesex and mab-3 related transcription factor) gene family is an evolutionary ancient grou...

    Authors: Nikki G Traylor-Knowles, Eric G Kane, Vanna Sombatsaphay, John R Finnerty and Adam M Reitzel

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:13

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  21. Content type: Research

    Brachiopods undergo radial cleavage, which is distinct from the stereotyped development of closely related spiralian taxa. The mesoderm has been inferred to derive from the archenteron walls following gastrula...

    Authors: Yale J Passamaneck, Andreas Hejnol and Mark Q Martindale

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:10

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  22. Content type: Short report

    The urodele amphibians (salamanders) are the only adult tetrapods able to regenerate the limb. It is unclear if this is an ancestral property that is retained in salamanders but lost in other tetrapods or if i...

    Authors: Jie Geng, Phillip B Gates, Anoop Kumar, Stefan Guenther, Acely Garza-Garcia, Carsten Kuenne, Peng Zhang, Mario Looso and Jeremy P Brockes

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:9

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  23. Content type: Research

    The ABC model of flower development describes the molecular basis for specification of floral organ identity in model eudicots such as Arabidopsis and Antirrhinum. According to this model, expression of C-class g...

    Authors: Ana Maria R Almeida, Roxana Yockteng, Wagner C Otoni and Chelsea D Specht

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:7

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    The bat has strikingly divergent forelimbs (long digits supporting wing membranes) and hindlimbs (short, typically free digits) due to the distinct requirements of both aerial and terrestrial locomotion. Durin...

    Authors: Mandy K Mason, Dorit Hockman, Lyle Curry, Thomas J Cunningham, Gregg Duester, Malcolm Logan, David S Jacobs and Nicola Illing

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:6

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    Within Malacostraca (Crustacea), direct development and development through diverse forms of larvae are found. Recent investigations suggest that larva-related developmental features have undergone heterochron...

    Authors: Günther Joseph Jirikowski, Carsten Wolff and Stefan Richter

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:4

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    Nodal is an important determinant of the left-right (LR) body axis in bilaterians, specifying the right side in protostomes and non-chordate deuterostomes as opposed to the left side in chordates. Amphioxus re...

    Authors: Vladimir Soukup, Luok Wen Yong, Tsai-Ming Lu, Song-Wei Huang, Zbynek Kozmik and Jr-Kai Yu

    Citation: EvoDevo 2015 6:5

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    The Solenogastres (or Neomeniomorpha) are a taxon of aplacophoran molluscs with contentious phylogenetic placement. Since available developmental data on non-conchiferan (that is, aculiferan) molluscs mainly s...

    Authors: Emanuel Redl, Maik Scherholz, Christiane Todt, Tim Wollesen and Andreas Wanninger

    Citation: EvoDevo 2014 5:48

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  28. Content type: Review

    The independent origin and evolution of leaves as small, simple microphylls or larger, more complex megaphylls in plants has shaped and influenced the natural composition of the environment. Significant contri...

    Authors: Jeremy Dkhar and Ashwani Pareek

    Citation: EvoDevo 2014 5:47

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  29. Content type: Research

    Seahorses are well known for their highly derived head shape, prehensile tail and armoured body. They belong to the family of teleosts known as Syngnathidae, which also includes the pipefishes, pipehorses and ...

    Authors: Tamara Anne Franz-Odendaal and Dominique Adriaens

    Citation: EvoDevo 2014 5:45

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  30. Content type: Research

    Hox genes are master regulatory genes that specify positional identities during axial development in animals. Discoveries regarding their concerted expression patterns have commanded intense interest due to th...

    Authors: Sophie Archambeault, Julia Ann Taylor and Karen D Crow

    Citation: EvoDevo 2014 5:44

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  31. Content type: Research

    Among the Lophotrochozoa, cephalopods possess the highest degree of central nervous system (CNS) centralization and complexity. Although the anatomy of the developing cephalopod CNS has been investigated, the ...

    Authors: Tim Wollesen, Carmel McDougall, Bernard M Degnan and Andreas Wanninger

    Citation: EvoDevo 2014 5:41

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  32. Content type: Research

    Understanding the molecular basis of craniofacial variation can provide insights into key developmental mechanisms of adaptive changes and their role in trophic divergence and speciation. Arctic charr (Salvelinus...

    Authors: Ehsan Pashay Ahi, Kalina Hristova Kapralova, Arnar Pálsson, Valerie Helene Maier, Jóhannes Gudbrandsson, Sigurdur S Snorrason, Zophonías O Jónsson and Sigrídur Rut Franzdóttir

    Citation: EvoDevo 2014 5:40

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  33. Content type: Research

    Metazoan digestive systems develop from derivatives of ectoderm, endoderm and mesoderm, and vary in the relative contribution of each germ layer across taxa and between gut regions. In a small number of well-s...

    Authors: Michael J Boyle, Emi Yamaguchi and Elaine C Seaver

    Citation: EvoDevo 2014 5:39

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