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  1. In many bilaterians, asymmetric activation of canonical Wnt (cWnt) signaling at the posterior pole is critical for anterior-posterior (AP) body axis formation. In 16-cell stage sea urchins, nuclearization of β...

    Authors: Christine A Byrum and Athula H Wikramanayake

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:31

    Content type: Research

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  2. Polyclad flatworms are an early branching clade within the rhabditophoran Platyhelminthes. They provide an interesting system with which to explore the evolution of development within Platyhelminthes and among...

    Authors: François Lapraz, Kate A Rawlinson, Johannes Girstmair, Bartłomiej Tomiczek, Jürgen Berger, Gáspár Jékely, Maximilian J Telford and Bernhard Egger

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:29

    Content type: Review

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  3. The Mexican tetra (Astyanax mexicanus) has emerged as a good animal model to study the constructive and regressive changes associated with living in cave environments, as both the ancestral sighted morph and the ...

    Authors: Atukorallaya Devi Sewvandini Atukorala, Christine Hammer, Megan Dufton and Tamara Anne Franz-Odendaal

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:28

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  4. The question of whether the ancestral bilaterian had a central nervous system (CNS) or a diffuse ectodermal nervous system has been hotly debated. Considerable evidence supports the theory that a CNS evolved j...

    Authors: Linda Z Holland, João E Carvalho, Hector Escriva, Vincent Laudet, Michael Schubert, Sebastian M Shimeld and Jr-Kai Yu

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:27

    Content type: Review

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  5. In blind cave-dwelling populations of Astyanax mexicanus, several morphological and behavioral shifts occurred during evolution in caves characterized by total and permanent darkness. Previous studies have shown ...

    Authors: Jonathan Bibliowicz, Alexandre Alié, Luis Espinasa, Masato Yoshizawa, Maryline Blin, Hélène Hinaux, Laurent Legendre, Stéphane Père and Sylvie Rétaux

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:25

    Content type: Short report

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  6. Extreme environmental conditions can give rise to extreme adaptations. We document growth, sexual maturation and fecundity in two species of African annual fish inhabiting temporary savanna pools.

    Authors: Radim Blažek, Matej Polačik and Martin Reichard

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:24

    Content type: Research

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    The Related Article to this article has been published in Nature Protocols 2016 11:BFnprot2016080

  7. Hox genes encode transcription factors that have an ancestral role in all bilaterian animals in specifying regions along the antero-posterior axis. In arthropods (insects, crustaceans, myriapods and chelicerat...

    Authors: Austen A Barnett and Richard H Thomas

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:23

    Content type: Research

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  8. A complex life cycle, such as complete metamorphosis, is a key innovation that can promote diversification of species. The evolution of a morphologically distinct larval stage is thought to have enabled insect...

    Authors: Alison K Lee, Christie C Sze, Elaine R Kim and Yuichiro Suzuki

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:20

    Content type: Research

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  9. During their evolution towards a complete life cycle on land, stem reptiles developed both an impermeable multi-layered keratinized epidermis and skin appendages (scales) providing mechanical, thermal, and che...

    Authors: Nicolas Di-Poï and Michel C Milinkovitch

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:19

    Content type: Research

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  10. In a previous study, we showed that the cephalochordate amphioxus Branchiostoma floridae has localized maternal transcripts of conserved germ cell markers Vasa and Nanos in its early embryos. These results provid...

    Authors: Qiu-Jin Zhang, Yi-Jyun Luo, Hui-Ru Wu, Yen-Ta Chen and Jr-Kai Yu

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:17

    Content type: Research

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  11. The de novo assembly of transcriptomes from short shotgun sequencesraises challenges due to random and non-random sequencing biases andinherent transcript complexity. We sought to define a pipeline for denovo tra...

    Authors: Sarah Tulin, Derek Aguiar, Sorin Istrail and Joel Smith

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:16

    Content type: Research

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  12. Various shapes of gastropod shells have evolved ever since the Cambrian. Although theoretical analyses of morphogenesis exist, the molecular basis of shell development remains unclear. We compared expression p...

    Authors: Keisuke Shimizu, Minoru Iijima, Davin HE Setiamarga, Isao Sarashina, Tetsuhiro Kudoh, Takahiro Asami, Edi Gittenberger and Kazuyoshi Endo

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:15

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  13. Hox genes are the key determinants of different morphogenetic events in all bilaterian animals. These genes are probably responsible for the maintenance of regenerative capacities by providing positional infor...

    Authors: Elena L Novikova, Nadezhda I Bakalenko, Alexander Y Nesterenko and Milana A Kulakova

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:14

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in EvoDevo 2013 4:21

  14. In most species of aphid, female nymphs develop into either sexual or asexual adults depending on the length of the photoperiod to which their mothers were exposed. The progeny of these sexual and asexual fema...

    Authors: Ryan D Bickel, Hillary C Cleveland, Joanna Barkas, Caitlin C Jeschke, Amelie A Raz, David L Stern and Gregory K Davis

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:10

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  15. Despite the devastating global impact of mosquito-borne illnesses on human health, very little is known about mosquito developmental biology. In this investigation, functional genetic analysis of embryonic sal...

    Authors: Chilinh Nguyen, Emily Andrews, Christy Le, Longhua Sun, Zeinab Annan, Anthony Clemons, David W Severson and Molly Duman-Scheel

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:9

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  16. Genes encoding TCP transcription factors, such as CYCLOIDEA-like (CYC-like) genes, are well known actors in the control of plant morphological development, particularly regarding the control of floral symmetry. D...

    Authors: Regine Claßen-Bockhoff, Raili Ruonala, Kester Bull-Hereñu, Neville Marchant and Victor A Albert

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  17. Morphological innovation is an elusive and fascinating concept in evolutionary biology. A novel structure may open up an array of possibilities for adaptation, and thus is fundamental to the evolution of compl...

    Authors: Barbara MI Vreede, Jeremy A Lynch, Siegfried Roth and Élio Sucena

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  18. On 12 February 1988 (by coincidence Charles Darwin’s birthday), a paper published in Science by Katherine Field, Rudy Raff, and colleagues presented the first credible molecular analysis of metazoan phylogeny bas...

    Authors: Maximilian J Telford

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:5

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. Arthropod and vertebrate appendages appear to have evolved via parallel co-option of a plesiomorphic gene regulatory network. Our previous work implies that annelids evolved unrelated appendage-forming mechani...

    Authors: Christopher J Winchell and David K Jacobs

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  20. The fish-tetrapod transition was one of the major events in vertebrate evolution and was enabled by many morphological changes. Although the transformation of paired fish fins into tetrapod limbs has been a ma...

    Authors: Catherine Anne Boisvert, Jean MP Joss and Per E Ahlberg

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:3

    Content type: Research

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  21. The biting edge of the primitive arthropod mandible consists of a biting incisor process and a crushing molar process. These structures are thought to be derived from a structure known as an endite but the pre...

    Authors: Joshua F Coulcher and Maximilian J Telford

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  22. In most eumetazoans studied so far, Hox genes determine the identity of structures along the main body axis. They are usually linked in genomic clusters and, in the case of the vertebrate embryo, are expressed wi...

    Authors: Juan Pascual-Anaya, Noritaka Adachi, Susana Álvarez, Shigeru Kuratani, Salvatore D’Aniello and Jordi Garcia-Fernàndez

    Citation: EvoDevo 2012 3:28

    Content type: Research

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  23. Digital anatomical atlases are increasingly used in order to depict different gene expression patterns and neuronal morphologies within a standardized reference template. In evo-devo, a discipline in which the...

    Authors: Albina Asadulina, Aurora Panzera, Csaba Verasztó, Christian Liebig and Gáspár Jékely

    Citation: EvoDevo 2012 3:27

    Content type: Research

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  24. The Hawaiian endemic genus Clermonti a (Campanulaceae) includes 22 species, 15 of which, the double-corolla species, are characterized by an extra whorl of organs that appear to be true petals occupying what is n...

    Authors: Katherine A Hofer, Raili Ruonala and Victor A Albert

    Citation: EvoDevo 2012 3:26

    Content type: Research

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  25. Animals with a spiral cleavage program, such as mollusks and annelids, make up the majority of the superphylum Lophotrochozoa. The great diversity of larval and adult body plans in this group emerges from this...

    Authors: Deirdre C Lyons, Kimberly J Perry, Maryna P Lesoway and Jonathan Q Henry

    Citation: EvoDevo 2012 3:21

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  26. Variation in fruit morphology is important for plant fitness because it influences dispersal capabilities. Approximately half the members of tribe Brassiceae (Brassicaceae) exhibit fruits with segmentation and...

    Authors: Mariano Avino, Elena M Kramer, Kathleen Donohue, Alexander J Hammel and Jocelyn C Hall

    Citation: EvoDevo 2012 3:20

    Content type: Research

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  27. The gastrula stage represents the point in development at which the three primary germ layers diverge. At this point the gene regulatory networks that specify the germ layers are established and the genes that...

    Authors: Roy Vaughn, Nancy Garnhart, James R Garey, W Kelley Thomas and Brian T Livingston

    Citation: EvoDevo 2012 3:19

    Content type: Research

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  28. The mechanisms by which the conserved genetic “toolkit” for development generates phenotypic disparity across metazoans is poorly understood. Echinoderm larvae provide a great resource for understanding how de...

    Authors: Brenna S McCauley, Erin P Wright, Cameron Exner, Chisato Kitazawa and Veronica F Hinman

    Citation: EvoDevo 2012 3:17

    Content type: Research

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  29. Talpid moles show many specializations in their adult skeleton linked to fossoriality, including enlarged hands when compared to the feet. Heterochrony in developmental mechanisms is hypothesized to account fo...

    Authors: Constanze Bickelmann, Christian Mitgutsch, Michael K Richardson, Rafael Jiménez, Merijn AG de Bakker and Marcelo R Sánchez-Villagra

    Citation: EvoDevo 2012 3:16

    Content type: Research

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  30. Intercellular signaling via the Notch pathway regulates cell fate, patterning, differentiation and proliferation, and is essential for the proper development of bilaterians and cnidarians. To investigate the o...

    Authors: Gemma S Richards and Bernard M Degnan

    Citation: EvoDevo 2012 3:15

    Content type: Research

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  31. Sox genes are HMG-domain containing transcription factors with important roles in developmental processes in animals; many of them appear to have conserved functions among eumetazoans. Demosponges have fewer S...

    Authors: Sofia Fortunato, Marcin Adamski, Brith Bergum, Corina Guder, Signe Jordal, Sven Leininger, Christin Zwafink, Hans Tore Rapp and Maja Adamska

    Citation: EvoDevo 2012 3:14

    Content type: Research

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