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  1. 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

    Content type: Review

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Review

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  7. 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

    Content type: Review

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Review

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  12. 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

    Content type: Review

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  13. 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

    Content type: Review

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Review

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Meeting Report

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. In tunicates, the capacity to build an adult body via non-embryonic development (NED), i.e., asexual budding and whole body regeneration, has been gained or lost several times across the whole subphylum. A rec...

    Authors: Marta Scelzo, Alexandre Alié, Sophie Pagnotta, Camille Lejeune, Pauline Henry, Laurent Gilletta, Laurel S. Hiebert, Francesco Mastrototaro and Stefano Tiozzo

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:7

    Content type: Research

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  32. The great capability of insects to adapt to new environments promoted their extraordinary diversification, resulting in the group of Metazoa with the largest number of species distributed worldwide. To underst...

    Authors: Isabel Almudi, Carlos A. Martín-Blanco, Isabel M. García-Fernandez, Adrián López-Catalina, Kristofer Davie, Stein Aerts and Fernando Casares

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:6

    Content type: Review

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  33. The vast majority of nematode species have vermiform (worm-shaped) body plans throughout post-embryonic development. However, atypical body shapes have evolved multiple times. The plant-parasitic Tylenchomorph...

    Authors: Sita Thapa, Michael K. Gates, Ursula Reuter-Carlson, Rebecca J. Androwski and Nathan E. Schroeder

    Citation: EvoDevo 2019 10:5

    Content type: Research

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