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The Lingula genome provides insights into brachiopod evolution and the origin of phosphate biomineralization
The evolutionary origins of lingulid brachiopods and their calcium phosphate shells have been obscure. Here we decode the 425-Mb genome of Lingula anatina to gain insights into brachiopod evolution.Expand
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Nemertean and phoronid genomes reveal lophotrochozoan evolution and the origin of bilaterian heads
Nemerteans (ribbon worms) and phoronids (horseshoe worms) are closely related lophotrochozoans—a group of animals including leeches, snails and other invertebrates. Lophotrochozoans represent aExpand
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Asymmetric localization of germline markers Vasa and Nanos during early development in the amphioxus Branchiostoma floridae.
The origin of germline cells was a crucial step in animal evolution. Therefore, in both developmental biology and evolutionary biology, the mechanisms of germline specification have been extensivelyExpand
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Acoel genome reveals the regulatory landscape of whole-body regeneration
Acoel-regeneration regulatory landscapes Some animals, including some types of worms, can undergo whole-body regeneration and replace virtually any missing cell type. Gehrke et al. sequenced andExpand
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Possible co-option of engrailed during brachiopod and mollusc shell development
In molluscs, two homeobox genes, engrailed (en) and distal-less (dlx), are transcription factors that are expressed in correlation with shell development. They are expressed in the regions betweenExpand
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Dual Gene Repertoires for Larval and Adult Shells Reveal Molecules Essential for Molluscan Shell Formation
Abstract Molluscan shells, mainly composed of calcium carbonate, also contain organic components such as proteins and polysaccharides. Shell organic matrices construct frameworks of shell structuresExpand
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Genetic and molecular basis of the immune system in the brachiopod Lingula anatina
ABSTRACT The extension of comparative immunology to non‐model systems, such as mollusks and annelids, has revealed an unexpected diversity in the complement of immune receptors and effectors amongExpand
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Mitochondrial gene order variation in the brachiopod Lingula anatina and its implications for mitochondrial evolution in lophotrochozoans.
Vertebrate mitochondrial (mt) genomes display highly conserved gene order and relatively low evolutionary rates. However, these features are variable in marine invertebrates. Here we present the mtExpand
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Cell division and cadherin-mediated adhesion regulate lens epithelial cell movement in zebrafish
In vertebrates, lens epithelial cells cover the anterior half of the lens fiber core. During development, lens epithelial cells proliferate, move posteriorly and differentiate into lens fiber cellsExpand
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