Cephalopod Hox genes and the origin of morphological novelties

@article{Lee2003CephalopodHG,
  title={Cephalopod Hox genes and the origin of morphological novelties},
  author={Patricia N. Lee and Patrick Callaerts and Heinz Gert de Couet and Mark Q. Martindale},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={424},
  pages={1061-1065}
}
Cephalopods are a diverse group of highly derived molluscs, including nautiluses, squids, octopuses and cuttlefish. Evolution of the cephalopod body plan from a monoplacophoran-like ancestor entailed the origin of several key morphological innovations contributing to their impressive evolutionary success. Recruitment of regulatory genes, or even pre-existing regulatory networks, may be a common genetic mechanism for generating new structures. Hox genes encode a family of transcriptional… Expand
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