Decapentaplegic (dpp) regulates the growth of a morphological novelty, beetle horns

@article{Wasik2011DecapentaplegicR,
  title={Decapentaplegic (dpp) regulates the growth of a morphological novelty, beetle horns},
  author={Bethany R. Wasik and Armin P. Moczek},
  journal={Development Genes and Evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={221},
  pages={17-27}
}
Studies focusing on the development of morphological novelties suggest that patterning genes underlying traditional appendage development (i.e. mouthparts, legs, and wings) also play important roles in patterning novel morphological structures. In this study, we examine whether the expression and function of a member of the TGF-β signaling pathway, decapentaplegic (dpp), promotes development of a morphologically novel structure: beetle horns. Beetle horns are complex secondary sexual structures… CONTINUE READING
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