General features of echinoderm skeleton formation

@article{Kokorin2014GeneralFO,
  title={General features of echinoderm skeleton formation},
  author={Alexander I. Kokorin and Georgy V. Mirantsev and Sergey V. Rozhnov},
  journal={Paleontological Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={48},
  pages={1532-1539}
}
Available data on the formation of echinoderm skeleton are reviewed based on the literature. The development and structural features of the skeleton and morphological, histological, and molecular data on the skeleton formation in different echinoderm groups are described. Recent data on the study of gene regulatory networks and their effect on biomineraization and skeleton formation are also included. The skeletogenic mechanisms are in general highly conservative within echinoderms at the… 

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