Origin and evolutionary process of the CNS elucidated by comparative genomics analysis of planarian ESTs.

@article{Mineta2003OriginAE,
  title={Origin and evolutionary process of the CNS elucidated by comparative genomics analysis of planarian ESTs.},
  author={Katsuhiko Mineta and Masumi Nakazawa and Francesc Cebri{\`a} and Kazuho Ikeo and Kiyokazu Agata and Takashi Gojobori},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={100 13},
  pages={7666-71}
}
Among the bilateral animals, a centralized nervous system is found in both the deuterostome and protostome. To address the question of whether the CNS was derived from a common ancestor of deuterostomes and protostomes, it is essential to know kinds of genes existed in the CNS of the putative common ancestor and to trace the evolutionary divergence of genes expressed in the CNS. To answer these questions, we took a comparative approach using different species, particularly focusing on one of… CONTINUE READING