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  1. Content type: Short report

    Tremendous progress has been made in the field of evo-devo through comparisons of related genes from diverse taxa. While the vast number of species in nature precludes a complete analysis of the molecular evol...

    Authors: Alison Heffer and Leslie Pick

    Citation: EvoDevo 2011 2:7

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    Eyes in bilaterian metazoans have been described as being composed of either ciliary or rhabdomeric photoreceptors. Phylogenetic distribution, as well as distinct morphologies and characteristic deployment of ...

    Authors: Yale J Passamaneck, Nina Furchheim, Andreas Hejnol, Mark Q Martindale and Carsten Lüter

    Citation: EvoDevo 2011 2:6

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    Segmentation is a hallmark of the arthropods; most knowledge about the molecular basis of arthropod segmentation comes from work on the fly Drosophila melanogaster. In this species a hierarchic cascade of segment...

    Authors: Ralf Janssen, Graham E Budd, Nikola-Michael Prpic and Wim GM Damen

    Citation: EvoDevo 2011 2:5

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    Nuclear receptors (NRs) are an ancient superfamily of metazoan transcription factors that play critical roles in regulation of reproduction, development, and energetic homeostasis. Although the evolutionary re...

    Authors: Adam M Reitzel, Kevin Pang, Joseph F Ryan, James C Mullikin, Mark Q Martindale, Andreas D Baxevanis and Ann M Tarrant

    Citation: EvoDevo 2011 2:3

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    Gastrulation is a uniquely metazoan character, and its genesis was arguably the key step that enabled the remarkable diversification within this clade. The process of gastrulation involves two tightly coupled ...

    Authors: Shalika Kumburegama, Naveen Wijesena, Ronghui Xu and Athula H Wikramanayake

    Citation: EvoDevo 2011 2:2

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    Cichlid fishes have undergone rapid, expansive evolutionary radiations that are manifested in the diversification of their trophic morphologies, tooth patterning and coloration. Understanding the molecular mec...

    Authors: Adina J Renz, Helen M Gunter, Jan MF Fischer, Huan Qiu, Axel Meyer and Shigehiro Kuraku

    Citation: EvoDevo 2011 2:1

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    The heads of annelids (earthworms, polychaetes, and others) and arthropods (insects, myriapods, spiders, and others) and the arthropod-related onychophorans (velvet worms) show similar brain architecture and f...

    Authors: Patrick RH Steinmetz, Rolf Urbach, Nico Posnien, Joakim Eriksson, Roman P Kostyuchenko, Carlo Brena, Keren Guy, Michael Akam, Gregor Bucher and Detlev Arendt

    Citation: EvoDevo 2010 1:14

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    The floral homeotic C function gene AGAMOUS (AG) confers stamen and carpel identity and is involved in the regulation of floral meristem termination in Arabidopsis. Arabidopsis ag mutants show complete homeotic c...

    Authors: Aravinda L Yellina, Svetlana Orashakova, Sabrina Lange, Robert Erdmann, Jim Leebens-Mack and Annette Becker

    Citation: EvoDevo 2010 1:13

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    zic genes are members of the gli/glis/nkl/zic super-family of C2H2 zinc finger (ZF) transcription factors. Homologs of the zic family have been implicated in patterning neural and mesodermal tissues in bilaterian...

    Authors: Michael J Layden, Néva P Meyer, Kevin Pang, Elaine C Seaver and Mark Q Martindale

    Citation: EvoDevo 2010 1:12

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    The modern coelacanth (Latimeria) is the extant taxon of a basal sarcopterygian lineage and sister group to tetrapods. Apart from certain apomorphic traits, its morphology is characterized by a high degree of ret...

    Authors: Michael Lang, Yavor Hadzhiev, Nicol Siegel, Chris T Amemiya, Carolina Parada, Uwe Strähle, May-Britt Becker, Ferenc Müller and Axel Meyer

    Citation: EvoDevo 2010 1:11

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    Intercellular signaling pathways are a fundamental component of the integrating cellular behavior required for the evolution of multicellularity. The genomes of three of the four early branching animal phyla (...

    Authors: Kevin Pang, Joseph F Ryan, James C Mullikin, Andreas D Baxevanis and Mark Q Martindale

    Citation: EvoDevo 2010 1:10

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    The much-debated phylogenetic relationships of the five early branching metazoan lineages (Bilateria, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Placozoa and Porifera) are of fundamental importance in piecing together events that ...

    Authors: Joseph F Ryan, Kevin Pang, James C Mullikin, Mark Q Martindale and Andreas D Baxevanis

    Citation: EvoDevo 2010 1:9

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    The polychaete annelid Capitella teleta (formerly Capitella sp. I) develops by spiral cleavage and has been the focus of several recent developmental studies aided by a fully sequenced genome. Fate mapping in pol...

    Authors: Néva P Meyer, Michael J Boyle, Mark Q Martindale and Elaine C Seaver

    Citation: EvoDevo 2010 1:8

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    The zona limitans intrathalamica (ZLI) and the isthmus organizer (IsO) are two major secondary organizers of vertebrate brain development. These organizers are located at the interface of the expression domains o...

    Authors: Manuel Irimia, Cristina Piñeiro, Ignacio Maeso, José Luis Gómez-Skarmeta, Fernando Casares and Jordi Garcia-Fernàndez

    Citation: EvoDevo 2010 1:7

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    Homeobox genes are a superclass of transcription factors with diverse developmental regulatory functions, which are found in plants, fungi and animals. In animals, several Antennapedia (ANTP)-class homeobox ge...

    Authors: Maureen E Mazza, Kevin Pang, Adam M Reitzel, Mark Q Martindale and John R Finnerty

    Citation: EvoDevo 2010 1:3

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    A through gut is present in almost all metazoans, and most likely represents an ancient innovation that enabled bilaterian animals to exploit a wide range of habitats. Molecular developmental studies indicate ...

    Authors: Michael J Boyle and Elaine C Seaver

    Citation: EvoDevo 2010 1:2

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