Molecular Characterization of the Gastrula in the Turtle Emys orbicularis: An Evolutionary Perspective on Gastrulation

@article{Coolen2008MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular Characterization of the Gastrula in the Turtle Emys orbicularis: An Evolutionary Perspective on Gastrulation},
  author={Marion Coolen and Delphine Nicolle and Jean-Louis Plouhinec and Aur{\'e}lie Gombault and Tatjana Sauka-Spengler and Arnaud Menuet and Claude Pieau and Sylvie Mazan},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={125 - 136}
}
Due to the presence of a blastopore as in amphibians, the turtle has been suggested to exemplify a transition form from an amphibian- to an avian-type gastrulation pattern. In order to test this hypothesis and gain insight into the emergence of the unique characteristics of amniotes during gastrulation, we have performed the first molecular characterization… CONTINUE READING