Evolutionary biology: Hedgehog crosses the snail's midline

According to the dorsoventral axis-inversion theory, protostomes (such as insects, snails and worms) are organized upside-down by comparison with deuterostomes (vertebrates), in which case their respective ventrally (belly-side) and dorsally (back-side) located nervous systems, as well as their midline regions, should all be derived from a common ancestor… (More)