Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution

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Edited By: Günter P. Wagner

Impact Factor: 2.083

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 25/161 (Zoology); 30/46 (Evolutionary Biology); 31/41 (Developmental Biology)

Online ISSN: 1552-5015

Associated Title(s): Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology

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  1. An Evo-Devo Perspective on Multicellular Development of Myxobacteria (pages 165–178)

    Juan A. Arias Del Angel, Ana E. Escalante, León Patricio Martínez-Castilla and Mariana Benítez

    Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22727

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    An Evo-Devo perspective considering interactions among genetic, environmental, and physicochemical processes may enhance studies on multicellularity. Developmental system drift and co-option help understand myxobacteria multicellularity.

  2. A Novel Dynamic Expression of vasa in Male Germ Cells during Spermatogenesis in the Chinese Soft-Shell Turtle (Pelidiscus sinensis)

    Wei Li, Piaoyi Zhang, Xuling Wu, Xinping Zhu and Hongyan Xu

    Version of Record online: 13 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22728

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    Both Psvasa mRNA and protein are exclusively and dynamically expressed in the germ cells during spermatogenesis. Turtle vasa RNA is differentially expressed in the proliferating and resting spermatogonia. Turtle Vasa protein expression pattern in male germ cells is similar to that of mouse Vasa, but distinct from those of chick Vasa and fish Vasa.

  3. Oral-Facial Tissue Reconstruction in the Regenerative Axolotl (pages 489–502)

    Andre M. Charbonneau, Stephane Roy and Simon D. Tran

    Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22723

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    180d time course analysis of Axolotl's oral & neck tissue regeneration process.

    At 48h keratinocyte completed migration. New muscle appeared at 21d and the skin's basement membrane reformed by 45d.

    Regeneration speeds peaked by time and tissue types.

  4. Change of Fate and Staminodial Laminarity as Potential Agents of Floral Diversification in the Zingiberales (pages 41–54)

    Alma PIñeyro-Nelson, Ana Maria Rocha De Almeida, Chodon Sass, William James Donaldson Iles and Chelsea Dvorak Specht

    Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22724

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    We performed ancestral character state reconstructions for 43 morphological and 18 genetic (gene copy number) characters in the monocot order Zingiberales, mapped onto three contrasting phylogenetic hypotheses. Our analyses suggest which hypothesis is more parsimonious given available data.

    We analyzed the possible correlations between characters, in particular those related with staminodial diversification. We find a correlation between GLOBOSA-like gene copy number and an increase in staminodial laminarity across the order.

    We propose future venues of research to clarify our findings.

  5. Seilacher, Konstruktions-Morphologie, Morphodynamics, and the Evolution of form


    Version of Record online: 23 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22725

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    Adolf Seilacher applied constructional morphology to fossils, recognizing that form is not simply adaptive but is also influenced by phylogenetic and structural factors. The morphological innovations he identified may yield insights into the evolution of genetic controls on development.