Gene expression analysis of Six3, Pax6, and Otx in the early development of the stalked crinoid Metacrinus rotundus.

@article{Omori2011GeneEA,
  title={Gene expression analysis of Six3, Pax6, and Otx in the early development of the stalked crinoid Metacrinus rotundus.},
  author={Akihito Omori and Koji Akasaka and Daisuke Kurokawa and Shonan Amemiya},
  journal={Gene expression patterns : GEP},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 1-2},
  pages={48-56}
}
The stalked crinoid, Metacrinus rotundus, is one of the most basal extant echinoderms. Here, we show the expression patterns of Six3, Pax6, and Otx in the early development of M. rotundus. All three genes are highly expressed in stages from the gastrula to the auricularia larval stage. Ectodermal expression of MrOtx appears to be correlated with development of the ciliary band. These three genes are expressed sequentially along the embryonic body axis in the anterior and middle walls of the… CONTINUE READING