Ubx Regulates Differential Enlargement and Diversification of Insect Hind Legs

@article{Mahfooz2007UbxRD,
  title={Ubx Regulates Differential Enlargement and Diversification of Insect Hind Legs},
  author={Najmus S. Mahfooz and Nataliya Turchyn and Michelle Mihajlovic and Steven Hrycaj and Aleksandar Popadic},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={603 - 499}
}
Differential enlargement of hind (T3) legs represents one of the hallmarks of insect evolution. However, the actual mechanism(s) responsible are yet to be determined. To address this issue, we have now studied the molecular basis of T3 leg enlargement in Oncopeltus fasciatus (milkweed bug) and Acheta domesticus (house cricket). In Oncopeltus, the T3 tibia displays a moderate increase in size, whereas in Acheta, the T3 femur, tibia, and tarsus are all greatly enlarged. Here, we show that the hox… CONTINUE READING

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