The basic body plan of arthropods: insights from evolutionary morphology and developmental biology

@article{Zrzav1997TheBB,
  title={The basic body plan of arthropods: insights from evolutionary morphology and developmental biology},
  author={Jan Zrzav{\'y} and Pavel {\vS}tys},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={1997},
  volume={10}
}
Phylogenetic, morphological, and developmental data concerning the Arthropoda are reviewed and discussed with the aim of reconstructing the ancestral body plan of the mandibulate arthropods (Myriapoda, Hexapoda, Crustacea). Comparative morphology as well as embryology of malacostracans and hexapods (cell‐lineages, patterns of mitotic domains, patterns of en‐stripe formation, expression zones of pair‐rule, homeotic, and gap‐like genes) suggest that (a) the basic boundary subdividing the… 

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