The coral Acropora: what it can contribute to our knowledge of metazoan evolution and the evolution of developmental processes.

@article{Miller2000TheCA,
  title={The coral Acropora: what it can contribute to our knowledge of metazoan evolution and the evolution of developmental processes.},
  author={David J. Miller and Eldon E. Ball},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={291-6}
}
The diploblastic Cnidaria form one of the most ancient metazoan phyla and thus provide a useful outgroup for comparative studies of the molecular control of development in the more complex, and more often studied, triploblasts. Among cnidarians, the reef building coral Acropora is a particularly appropriate choice for study. Acropora belongs to the Anthozoa, which several lines of evidence now indicate is the basal class within the phylum Cnidaria, and has the practical advantages that its… CONTINUE READING

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