Valeria V. Isaeva

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vasa (vas)-related genes are members of the DEAD-box protein family and are expressed in the germ cells of many Metazoa. We cloned vasa-related genes (PpVLG, CpVLG) and other DEAD-box family related genes (PpDRH1, PpDRH2, CpDRH, AtDRHr) from the colonial parasitic rhizocephalan barnacle Polyascus polygenea, the non-colonial Clistosaccus paguri (Crustacea:(More)
Histological, cytochemical and ultrastructure research on the budding of the colonial ascidian Botryllus tuberatus aimed at searching for stem cells was performed. A dense mass of undifferentiated cells and the connection of the outer epidermal and inner atrial epithelia were revealed for the first time in the early buds of B. tuberatus. Undifferentiated(More)
The morphology of archaeocytes, sponge stem cells, was studied in Oscarella malakhovi during asexual reproduction (budding) using light and electron microscopy. Electron-dense germinal granules, which are ultrastructural markers and key organelles of metazoan germline cells and potentially gametogenic stem cells of asexually reproducing invertebrates, were(More)
This paper presents a topological interpretation of some developmental events through the use of well-known concepts and theorems of combinatorial geometry. The organization of early embryo using a simulation of cleavage considering only blastomere contacts is examined. Each blastomere is modeled as a topological cell and whole embryo—as cell packing. The(More)
Diversity of blastogenesis and embryogenesis in animals with different reproductive strategy and different variants of the specification of germ lineage cells, defined in the literature as preformation, epigenesis, and somatic embryogenesis, is discussed. In the course of somatic embryogenesis (or, more precisely, blastogenesis), the oozooid that has(More)
Electron-dense germinal granules, which are usually regarded as markers and key organelles of germline cells, were revealed in the interstitial (stem) cells of the colonial hydroids Obelia longissima and Ectopleura crocea. The interstitial cells of O. longissima displayed intense alkaline phosphatase activity, a histochemical marker for vertebrate embryonic(More)
Literature data on the structure and origin of material of the germ cell line determinants and on the presence of products of nuclear and mitochondrial genomes in the structured germ determinants (nuage) are reviewed. The personal data, obtained on spermatogenic cells of sea urchin and of other marine invertebrates, evidence the transformation of the(More)
Commercial crab populations off the Kamchatka coasts are infested to a considerable degree by the rhizocephalan parasite Briarosaccus callosus: of 769 Lithodes aequispina males examined, 43 (5.7%) were parasitized. Infestations result in the feminization of the crabs, a significant decrease in the cheliped length, and a significant decrease in the carapace(More)
Topological patterns in the development and evolution of metazoa, from sponges to chordates, are considered by means of previously elaborated methodology, with the genus of the surface used as a topological invariant. By this means metazoan morphogenesis may be represented as topological modification(s) of the epithelial surfaces of an animal body. The(More)
Published and original data indicating evolutionary conservation of the morphofunctional organization of reserve stem cells providing for asexual and sexual reproduction of invertebrates are reviewed. Stem cells were studied in representatives of five animal types: archeocytes in sponge Oscarella malakhovi (Porifera), large interstitial cells in colonial(More)