Journal of Morphology

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Edited By: J. Matthias Starck

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Online ISSN: 1097-4687

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  1. Evolution of facial innervation in anomodont therapsids (Synapsida): Insights from X-ray computerized microtomography

    Julien Benoit, Kenneth D. Angielczyk, Juri A. Miyamae, Paul Manger, Vincent Fernandez and Bruce Rubidge

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20804

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    The evolution of the trigeminal nerve in Anomodontia is used to unfold the evolutionary history of beak innervation in this group. It highlights a highly homoplastic evolution that varies with the dentition, cranial morphology, and phylogeny.

  2. Tarsal attachment devices of the southern green stink bug Nezara viridula (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

    Manuela Rebora, Jan Michels, Gianandrea Salerno, Lars Heepe, Elena Gorb and Stanislav Gorb

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20801

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    The attachment devices of Nezara viridula comprise claws, smooth pulvilli and a hairy adhesive pad. Each pulvillus features complex cuticular layers that are rich of resilin at the ventral side and sclerotised at the dorsal side. The setae of the hairy adhesive pad show gradients in the resilin proportion.

  3. Development of the duct system during exocrine pancreas differentiation in the grass snake Natrix natrix (Lepidosauria, Serpentes)

    Magdalena Kowalska and Weronika Rupik

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20806

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    During the embryonic development, the pancreas of the grass snake embryos develops into the branched structure divided into the extralobular, intralobular, and intercalated ducts that pattern of branching is different than in other vertebrates. Within the pancreatic duct walls are located four cell types: principal, endocrine, goblet, and basal cells. The ductal lumen is formed by the process of cavitation during which the cells undergo cell death named anoikis.

  4. Embryonic and early development of the Zagros tooth-carp, Aphanius vladykovi (Actinopterygii: Cyprinodontidae)

    Nafiseh Sanjarani Vahed, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mojtaba Masoudi and Mehregan Ebrahimi

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20807

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    In this study, we have demonstrated that A. vladykovi embryos can be successfully reared in the laboratory and have provided a detailed description of embryonic development including zygote, blastula, gastrula, organogenesis, and early larvae. Understanding of its embryonic stages and development will help in use of techniques to increase its population. By providing such data, we can plan for its artificial propagation to restock it in its natural habitats and to establish gene banks.

  5. Ultrastructural description of the spermatogenesis and spermatozoa in Phaenocora unipunctata (Platyhelminthes, Neotyphloplanida)

    Rodrigo Ponce de León and Odile Volonterio

    Version of Record online: 13 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20800

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    The comparative analysis of spermatogenesis and sperm ultrastructure in Phaenocora shows that the study of intrageneric variation can give valuable insights into the significance of characters proposed for phylogenetic studies of the Rhabdocoela.