An anterior medial cell population with an apical-organ-like transcriptional profile that pioneers the central nervous system in the centipede Strigamia maritima.

The apical plate of primary marine larvae is characterized by a common set of transcription factors comprising six3, rx, hbn, nk2.1 and FoxQ2. It harbours the apical organ, a neural and ciliary structure with neurosecretory properties. Recent studies in lophotrochozoans have found that apical organ cells form the anterior tip of the developing central… (More)



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