Pair-rule expression patterns of even-skipped are found in both short- and long-germ beetles

Nature. 1994 Feb 3;367(6462):429-34. doi: 10.1038/367429a0.

Abstract

Now that the genes controlling embryonic patterning have been identified in several model organisms, long-standing questions concerning the evolution of developmental systems are open to investigation. Examination of the expression of even-skipped in a variety of insects reveals that Insect germ-type designations apparently do not reflect the variations in the mechanisms of segmentation evident throughout insect phylogeny.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacterial Proteins*
  • Biological Evolution
  • Coleoptera / anatomy & histology
  • Coleoptera / embryology*
  • Coleoptera / genetics
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics
  • Drosophila / embryology
  • Drosophila / genetics
  • Drosophila Proteins*
  • Germ Cells / physiology
  • Homeodomain Proteins*
  • Larva / genetics
  • Larva / growth & development
  • Phylogeny
  • Transcription Factors*

Substances

  • Bacterial Proteins
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Drosophila Proteins
  • Homeodomain Proteins
  • Transcription Factors
  • eve protein, Drosophila