Trunk segment numbers and sequential segmentation in myriapods

  title={Trunk segment numbers and sequential segmentation in myriapods},
  author={Giuseppe Fusco},
  journal={Evolution \& Development},
  • G. Fusco
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Biology
  • Evolution & Development
Summary Sequential segmentation from a posterior “proliferative zone” is considered to be the primitive mechanism of segmentation in arthropods. Several studies of embryonic and post‐embryonic development and gene expression suggest that this occurs in all major arthropod taxa. Sequential segmentation is often associated with the idea of posterior production of body units that accumulate along the main body axis. However, the precise mechanism of sequential segmentation has not been identified… 

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