Arthropod segments and segmentation – lessons from myriapods, and open questions

  title={Arthropod segments and segmentation – lessons from myriapods, and open questions},
  author={Alessandro Minelli},
  journal={Opuscula Zoologica},
. The current understanding of the segmental organization of myriapods is dramatically different from the traditional views, due both to fresh research on a number of myriapod species and to progress in comparative developmental biology at large. In the late eighties, the emerging paradigm of ecdysozoan affinities of arthropods prompted a revisitation of the concept of the segment as an archetypical body unit. Fresh approaches to myriapod comparative morphology and pioneering studies on the… 

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