Evolutionary conservation and divergence of the segmentation process in arthropods
Article first published online: 16 MAY 2007
Copyright © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Special Issue: Special Focus on Segmentation
Volume 236, Issue 6, page spc1, June 2007
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Damen, W. G. M. (2007), Evolutionary conservation and divergence of the segmentation process in arthropods. Dev. Dyn., 236: spc1. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.21214
- Issue published online: 16 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 16 MAY 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 MAR 2007
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Grant Number: A12 in SFB 572
- European Union via the Marie Curie Research and Training Network ZOONET. Grant Number: MRTN-CT-2004-005624
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Segments in an embryo of the spider Cupiennius salei. The engrailed gene is expressed in segmentally iterated stripes (dark blue staining) and demarcates the parasegment boundaries. Parasegments are the initial segmental units in all arthropods and are an evolutionary conserved entity in arthropod embryogenesis. The limb primordia that are visible are the ones of the opisthosomal segments 4 and 5, and will form the spinnerets. The bright blue are the cell nuclei stained with DAPI. See Damen et al., Developmental Dynamics 236:1379–1391. © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.