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Involvement of Hox genes in shell morphogenesis in the encapsulated development of a top shell gastropod (Gibbula varia L.)
The results suggest that Hox genes are coopted to various functions in molluscs, which suggest that the molecular mechanisms underlying shell synthesis may consist of numerous conserved pattern-formation genes. Expand
Differential expression of retinal determination genes in the principal and secondary eyes of Cupiennius salei Keyserling (1877)
Principle eye development shows pax 6a (ey) expression, suggesting pax6 dependence, although secondary eyes develop independently of pax8 genes and show differential expression of several retinal determination genes. Expand
Conservation of ParaHox genes' function in patterning of the digestive tract of the marine gastropod Gibbula varia
In Gibbula varia the ParaHox genes are expressed during anterior-posterior patterning of the digestive system, providing additional support for the ancestral complexity of Gsx expression and its ancestral role in mouth patterning in protostomes, which was secondarily lost or simplified in some species. Expand
Expression of Hox genes during the larval development of the snail, Gibbula varia (L.)—further evidence of non-colinearity in molluscs
The hypothesis that apical organ neurosensory cells contribute to the formation of cerebral ganglia commissures during metamorphosis is supported, supporting the ancestral role of Hox genes in the neurogenesis processes in bilaterians. Expand
The expression pattern of the genes engrailed, pax6, otd and six3 with special respect to head and eye development in Euperipatoides kanangrensis Reid 1996 (Onychophora: Peripatopsidae)
The expression pattern of the homologs to otd/otx, six3, pax6 and engrailed in the developing Euperipatoides kanangrensis embryos is described to support earlier suggestions that the hypocerebral organs in onychophorans are glands. Expand