The VARL Gene Family and the Evolutionary Origins of the Master Cell-Type Regulatory Gene, regA, in Volvox carteri

@article{Duncan2006TheVG,
  title={The VARL Gene Family and the Evolutionary Origins of the Master Cell-Type Regulatory Gene, regA, in Volvox carteri},
  author={Leonard Duncan and Ichiro Nishii and Alexandra Harryman and Stephanie Buckley and Alicia L Howard and Nicholas R. Friedman and Stephen M. Miller},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2006},
  volume={65},
  pages={1-11}
}
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Volvox carteri, and their relatives in the family Volvocaceae provide an excellent opportunity for studying how multicellular organisms with differentiated cell types evolved from unicellular ancestors. While C. reinhardtii is unicellular, V. carteri is multicellular with two cell types, one of which resembles C. reinhardtii cytologically but is terminally differentiated. Maintenance of this “somatic cell” fate is controlled by RegA, a putative transcription factor… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 14 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 44 references

PAUP*: phylogenetic analysis using parsimony (and other methods)

  • D Swofford
  • Sinauer Associates,
  • 2002
Highly Influential
2 Excerpts

Endless forms most beautiful: the new science of evo devo and the making of the animal kingdom

  • SB Carroll
  • 2005

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…