Modularity of gene-regulatory networks revealed in sea-star development

McDougall, Carmel and Degnan, Bernard M. (2011) Modularity of gene-regulatory networks revealed in sea-star development. BMC biology, 9 6.1-6.3. doi:10.1186/1741-7007-9-6


Author McDougall, Carmel
Degnan, Bernard M.
Title Modularity of gene-regulatory networks revealed in sea-star development
Journal name BMC biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-7007
Publication date 2011-01-31
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-9-6
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 9
Start page 6.1
End page 6.3
Total pages 3
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central Ltd.
Language eng
Abstract Evidence that conserved developmental gene-regulatory networks can change as a unit during deutersostome evolution emerges from a study published in BMC Biology. This shows that genes consistently expressed in anterior brain patterning in hemichordates and chordates are expressed in a similar spatial pattern in another deuterostome, an asteroid echinoderm (sea star), but in a completely different developmental context (the animal-vegetal axis). This observation has implications for hypotheses on the type of development present in the deuterostome common ancestor.
Keyword Nervous-system
Evolution
Supports
Origins
Larvae
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article number 6

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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