Evolution of insect abdominal appendages: are prolegs homologous or convergent traits?

@article{Suzuki2001EvolutionOI,
  title={Evolution of insect abdominal appendages: are prolegs homologous or convergent traits?},
  author={Yuichiro Suzuki and Michael F. Palopoli},
  journal={Development Genes and Evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={211},
  pages={486-492}
}
Abstract. Many insects possess abdominal prolegs, raising the question of whether these prolegs are homologous or convergent structures. One way to address this issue is to compare mechanisms controlling the development of prolegs in different insects. Segmental morphologies along the insect body are controlled by the regulatory activities of the Hox proteins, and one well-studied regulatory target is the Distal-less (Dll) gene, which is required for the development of distal limb structures in… 
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