Orthologs of key vertebrate neural genes are expressed during neurogenesis in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii.

@article{Kerner2009OrthologsOK,
  title={Orthologs of key vertebrate neural genes are expressed during neurogenesis in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii.},
  author={Pierre Kerner and Elena Simionato and Martine Le Gouar and Michel Vervoort},
  journal={Evolution & development},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={513-24}
}
The molecular mechanisms underlying the formation and patterning of the nervous system are relatively poorly understood for lophotrochozoans (like annelids) as compared with ecdysozoans (especially Drosophila) and deuterostomes (especially vertebrates). Therefore, we have undertaken a candidate gene approach to study aspects of neurogenesis in a polychaete… CONTINUE READING