Evolution of segmentation genes in insects.

  title={Evolution of segmentation genes in insects.},
  author={Diethard Tautz and Ralf J. Sommer},
  journal={Trends in genetics : TIG},
  volume={11 1},
Systematic genetic analysis of the segmentation process in Drosophila has established a paradigm for the molecular control of the formation of metameric segments. However, it has been suggested that some of the mechanisms involved in this process in Drosophila are uniquely adapted to the syncytial mode of embryogenesis in such higher dipterans. A particularly contentious problem is the role of early segmentation genes in short-germ insects, in which development proceeds by sequential addition… CONTINUE READING