Insect appendages and comparative ontogenetics.

  title={Insect appendages and comparative ontogenetics.},
  author={David R Angelini and Thomas C Kaufman},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  volume={286 1},
It is arguable that the evolutionary and ecological success of insects is due in large part to the versatility of their articulated appendages. Recent advances in our understanding of appendage development in Drosophila melanogaster, as well as functional and expression studies in other insect species have begun to frame the general themes of appendage development in the insects. Here, we review current studies that provide for a comparison of limb developmental mechanisms acting at five levels… CONTINUE READING