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Invertebrate neurophylogeny: suggested terms and definitions for a neuroanatomical glossary
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The use of revised neuroanatomical terminology in any new descriptions of the anatomy of invertebrate nervous systems will improve the comparability of this organ system and its substructures between the various taxa, and finally even lead to better and more robust homology hypotheses. Expand
The formation of the nervous system during larval development in Triops cancriformis (Bosc) (crustacea, Branchiopoda): An immunohistochemical survey
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A correlation between neurotransmitter expression and locomotion is suggested and the development of thenervous system during the first five larval stages of Triops cancriformis is provided. Expand
Unraveling the origin of Cladocera by identifying heterochrony in the developmental sequences of Branchiopoda
IntroductionOne of the most interesting riddles within crustaceans is the origin of Cladocera (water fleas). Cladocerans are morphologically diverse and in terms of size and body segmentation differExpand
Unexpected co-linearity of Hox gene expression in an aculiferan mollusk
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The analysis and comparison with other lophotrochozoans indicate that the basal role of Hox genes is in antero-posterior axis patterning in mollusks, similar to the vast majority of bilaterian animals, and that this role has been conserved in polyplacophorans. Expand
Cyclestheria hislopi (Crustacea: Branchiopoda): a group of morphologically cryptic species with origins in the Cretaceous.
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Today's circumtropic distribution of Cyclestheria may be best explained by a combination of Gondwana vicariance and later dispersal across Asia and Australia when the tectonic plates of the two continents drew closer in the early Miocene. Expand
Nervous system development in Spinicaudata and Cyclestherida (Crustacea, Branchiopoda)—comparing two different modes of indirect development by using an event pairing approach
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The first indications of the evolutionary transformation which the Cladocera may have undergone from a clam shrimp‐like ancestor are given. Expand
The development of the nervous system in Laevicaudata (Crustacea, Branchiopoda): insights into the evolution and homologies of branchiopod limbs and ‘frontal organs’
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It is suggested that the larval uniramous mandibular palp, found in the larvae of all ‘large’ branchiopods, is largely exopodal of nature and that the endopodite of the trunk limbs consists of only one distal endite-like segment and not of three as proposed by others. Expand
Hox and ParaHox gene expression in early body plan patterning of polyplacophoran mollusks
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In Polyplacophora, the expression patterns of the Hox and ParaHox genes seem to be evolutionarily highly conserved, while in conchiferan mollusks these genes are co‐opted into novel functions that might have led to evolutionary novelties, at least in gastropods and cephalopods. Expand
Male claspers in clam shrimps (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) in the light of evolution: a case study on homology versus analogy.
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It is established that most (but not all) of the various parts of the claspers are homologous between clam shrimp taxa, and suggested that a single pair of claspers was already present in the ground pattern of Diplostraca, probably most comparable to those in Cyclestherida. Expand
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