Arthropod cuticle features and arthropod monophyly

@article{Cutler2005ArthropodCF,
  title={Arthropod cuticle features and arthropod monophyly},
  author={Bruce Cutler},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={953-953}
}
  • B. Cutler
  • Published 1 August 1980
  • Biology
  • Experientia
The following synapomorphic features of the arthropod cuticle: presence of α-chitin, similarity of codons for amino acids in cuticle protein, and occurrence of resilin, are cited as evidence for the monophyletic origin of current arthropod classes. 

Early Crustacean Evolution and the Appearance of Epipodites and Gills

TLDR
The recently discovered Yicaris dianensis from the Lower Cambrian demonstrates not only the presence but also the morphogenesis of three epipodites on all post-maxillulary appendages, and may be a valuable model for understanding the evolutionary origin of epipadites.

Arthropod interrelationships – the phylogenetic‐systematic approach1

TLDR
The Chelicerata are used as an example, following Lauterbach'S considerations, to demonstrate how fossils enhance the understanling of the evolutionary history of arthropods.

Nanostructure and nanomechanics of stomatopod cuticle

Crustacean cuticle has attracted extensive attention for biomimetic purposes due to its outstanding mechanical properties including high toughness and stiffness. The mantis shrimp (stomatopod) telson

The rhizome of life: what about metazoa?

TLDR
Whether the evolution of metazoa exists in the form of a tree, network or rhizome is highly questionable and needs to be determined.

Arthropods and Human Disease

TLDR
This chapter provides an overview and background information about human diseases transmitted by arthropods including mode of transmission, treatment, and prevention.

Insights into Nanopesticides for Ticks: The Superbugs of Livestock

TLDR
Nanoparticles against ticks may better be considered as nanopesticides that act in ways other than conventional drug efficacies, as well as opening several avenues for further research on nanoparticles as nanopanticides against ticks.

The emerging roles of arthropods and their metabolites in the green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles

TLDR
The increasing literature on the use of metabolites of arthropods for the green synthesis of nanoparticles has necessitated the need to document a review on their relevance in nanobiotechnology, which represents the first of its kind.

References

SHOWING 1-9 OF 9 REFERENCES

Peripatus: Its Affinities and Its Cuticle

The cuticle of Peripatoides leuckarti is arthropodan in structure and in chemical composition. The cuticular protein resembles that ofother arthropods; it is not a collagen. This peripatus cuticle

Trilobites and the Origin of Arthropods

TLDR
The appearance of fossilizable hard parts in arthropods resulted from shift in supporting function from the body cavity, primitively a hydrostatic skeleton, to the cuticle, which came to be strengthened in becoming an exoskeleton.

Functional Morphology and Evolution

TLDR
Since the two positions have completely different objectives, their approaches to the relation between functional morphology and evolution will be essentially different: functional morphology is used as a method to explain evolution and evolutionary study becomes a method.

Presence of resilin in a scorpionPalamnaeus swammerdami and its role in the food-capturing and sound-producing mechanisms

Untersucht wurde die Beschaffenheit der für das Funktionieren des Beutefang- und Geräuscherzeugungs-Mechanismus zuständigen Oberhaut am Tibia-Tarsus-Übergang der Zangen der SkorpionartPalamnaeus

Biology of the Arthropod Cuticle