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Ancient Protostome Origin of Chemosensory Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors and the Evolution of Insect Taste and Olfaction
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It is shown that IRs are expressed in olfactory organs across Protostomia—a major branch of the animal kingdom that encompasses arthropods, nematodes, and molluscs—indicating that they represent an ancestral protostome chemosensory receptor family.
The Amphimedon queenslandica genome and the evolution of animal complexity
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Comparative analysis enabled by the sequencing of the sponge genome reveals genomic events linked to the origin and early evolution of animals, including the appearance, expansion and diversification of pan-metazoan transcription factor, signalling pathway and structural genes.
FMRFamide gene and peptide expression during central nervous system development of the cephalopod mollusk, Idiosepius notoides
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A detailed description of the developing FMRFamide‐like immunoreactive (Fa‐lir) CNS of the pygmy squid Idiosepius notoides is provided using gene expression analyses and immunocytochemistry.
Whole genome analysis of a schistosomiasis-transmitting freshwater snail
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Parts of phero-perception, stress responses, immune function and regulation of gene expression that support the persistence of B. glabrata are described and several potential targets for developing novel control measures aimed at reducing snail-mediated transmission of schistosomiasis are identified.
In silico Neuropeptidome of Female Macrobrachium rosenbergii Based on Transcriptome and Peptide Mining of Eyestalk, Central Nervous System and Ovary
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This data set provides a strong foundation for further studies into the functional roles of neuropeptides in M. rosenbergii, and will be especially helpful for developing methods to improve crustacean aquaculture.
The crown-of-thorns starfish genome as a guide for biocontrol of this coral reef pest
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Insight is provided into COTS-specific communication that may guide the generation of peptide mimetics for use on reefs with COTS outbreaks, and on water-borne chemical plumes released from aggregating COTS.
Characterization of Aplysia Enticin and Temptin, Two Novel Water-borne Protein Pheromones That Act in Concert with Attractin to Stimulate Mate Attraction*
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The combined data strongly suggest that enticin and temptin are novel candidate water-borne protein pheromones that act in concert with attractin to attract Aplysia to form and maintain egglaying and mating aggregations.
Transcriptomic characterization and curation of candidate neuropeptides regulating reproduction in the eyestalk ganglia of the Australian crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus
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A comprehensive study of the neuropeptide genes expressed in the eyestalk in the Australian redclaw crayfish C. quadricarinatus, which lays the foundation for future gene-based neuroendocrinology studies in C. quadruicarinatus.
Neuropeptides encoded within a neural transcriptome of the giant triton snail Charonia tritonis, a Crown-of-Thorns Starfish predator
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These data provide a foundation for further studies targeted towards the functional characterisation of neuropeptides to further understand aspects of the biology of the giant triton snail, such as elucidating its reproductive neuroendocrine pathway to allow the development of knowledge based captive breeding programs.
Genomic organization of Hox and ParaHox clusters in the echinoderm, Acanthaster planci
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It has been reported that the Hox and ParaHox clusters of Acanthaster planci, a corallivorous starfish found in the Pacific and Indian oceans, generally resembles the chordate and hemichordate clusters.
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