Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution

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Edited By: Günter P. Wagner

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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. Research Articles

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

      DEREK E.G. BRIGGS

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

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      GRAPHICAL ABSTRACT:

      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.

    2. Excess Retinoic Acid Induces Fusion of Centra by Degenerating Intervertebral Ligament Cells in Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus

      XIAOMING WU, QIRAN CHEN, YOUHEI WASHIO, HAYATO YOKOI and TOHRU SUZUKI

      Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22717

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      In large-sized teleost fish possessing highly calcified centra, intervertebral ligaments derived from embryonic sclerotome build intervertebral joints in combination with the notochord segmented by growing centra during larval to adult development. We show using flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus, that intervertebral ligaments, which can be visualized by RNA in situ using shh probe, degenerate when larvae are transiently exposed to retinoic acid (RA) at early stage of centra ossification, and the intervertebral region is instead ossified, causing fusion of bone elements of centra. Then, during development to adult, the growth of centra in RA-treated fish is severely suppressed in anterior-posterior direction, and the notochord tissues degenerate in the fused centra, resulting in loss of intervertebral joints, complete fusion of centra and body truncation.

    3. Development Shapes a Consistent Inbreeding Effect in Mouse Crania of Different Line Crosses

      MIHAELA PAVLIČEV, PHILIPP MITTEROECKER, PAULA M. GONZALEZ, CAMPBELL ROLIAN, HEATHER JAMNICZKY, FERNANDO PARDO-MANUEL VILLENA, RALPH MARCUCIO, RICHARD SPRITZ and BENEDIKT HALLGRIMSSON

      Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22722

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      We investigated the pattern of variation in mouse cranial traits of a diallel cross of eight inbred lines. We find that the mice originating from crosses of differently selected inbred mouse strains deviate from the expected intermediate form in a consistent phenotypic direction, regardless of genetic background, i.e. the parental strains. We suggest that this non-uniform, non-additive pattern of variation is a signature of developmental constraint, and reveals the effect of inbreeding.

    4. “Holostei versus Halecostomi” Problem: Insight from Cytogenetics of Ancient Nonteleost Actinopterygian Fish, Bowfin Amia Calva

      ZUZANA MAJTÁNOVÁ, RADKA SYMONOVÁ, LENIN ARIAS-RODRIGUEZ, LAUREN SALLAN and PETR RÁB

      Version of Record online: 11 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22720

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      Archaic non-teleost fish Amia calva demonstrates the typical teleostean compositional genome organization, whereas its closest extant relatives, gars, resemble the mammalian way of AT/GC genomic and chromosomal organization.

  2. Reviews

    1. Gene Ages, Nomenclatures, and Functional Diversification of the Methuselah/Methuselah-Like GPCR Family in Drosophila and Tribolium

      MARKUS FRIEDRICH and JEFFERY W. JONES

      Version of Record online: 11 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22721

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      Recent studies of the ancient Mth/Mthl GPCR family are reviewed to explore its exceptionally complex expansion in drosophilid Diptera, discuss the functional evolution of the D. melanogaster methuselah gene, and reconcile inconsistent nomenclatures in non-drosophilid insect model species like the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum.

  3. Research Articles

    1. Genome Compositional Organization in Gars Shows More Similarities to Mammals than to Other Ray-Finned Fish

      RADKA SYMONOVÁ, ZUZANA MAJTÁNOVÁ, LENIN ARIAS-RODRIGUEZ, LIBOR MOŘKOVSKÝ, TEREZA KOŘÍNKOVÁ, LIONEL CAVIN, MARTINA JOHNSON POKORNÁ, MARIE DOLEŽÁLKOVÁ, MARTIN FLAJŠHANS, ERIC NORMANDEAU, PETR RÁB, AXEL MEYER and LOUIS BERNATCHEZ

      Version of Record online: 30 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22719

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      Gars are a unique archaic group of ray-finned fishes. Among the few recent ray-finned lineages, gars represent an important group that arose at the very dawn of the boom of vertebrate evolution. Gars came only recently into focus of scientists, however, the way to recognize their importance was not so straightforward, and only our study based on diversified and so far uniquely combined approach elucidated the unusual organization of their genomes.

      Traditional cytogenetic methods did not reveal any peculiarities, neither the analytical ultracentrifugation, a more quantitative approach, already had the potential to disclose the real genome organization. However, gars were several times omitted from this effort and remained neglected for a long time. Now, we used well combined molecular cytogenetic methods which revealed the extraordinary similarity in the AT/GC genome organization between gars and mammals. We support our findings with quantitative bioinformatics analyses. We are enthusiastic that there are still such “windows” deep into the evolutionary history of vertebrates. Better knowledge about the genome evolution and organization of these lineages bears a great potential to understand the general mechanisms shaping genome evolution not only in fishes but also in higher vertebrates including humans.

    2. Deviating from the Norm: Peculiarities of Aplysia cf. californica Early Cleavage Compared to Traditional Spiralian Models

      YOLANDA E. CHÁVEZ-VITERI, FEDERICO D. BROWN and OSCAR D. PÉREZ

      Version of Record online: 29 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22718

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      Aplysia cf. californica exhibits an atypical unequal cleavage that differs considerably from the conventional pattern described in spiralians. Variations in early development patterns within Heterobranchia suggest that equal synchronous cleavage is the ancestral state of the group.

  4. Editorial

  5. Commentary and Perspective

  6. Research Articles

    1. Morphological And Molecular Analyses of an Anatomical Novelty: The Pelvic Fin Filaments of the South American Lungfish

      SERGIO Q. LIMA, CARINNE M. COSTA, CHRIS T. AMEMIYA and IGOR SCHNEIDER

      Version of Record online: 9 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22711

  7. Reviews

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      An Epigenetic Perspective on the Midwife Toad Experiments of Paul Kammerer (1880–1926)

      ALEXANDER O. VARGAS, QUIRIN KRABICHLER and CARLOS GUERRERO-BOSAGNA

      Version of Record online: 26 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22708

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  9. Reviews

    1. Heterochrony and Morphological Variation of Epithalamic Asymmetry

      ISKRA A. SIGNORE and MIGUEL L. CONCHA

      Version of Record online: 23 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22698

  10. Research Articles

    1. Greater Growth of Proximal Metatarsals in Bird Embryos and the Evolution of Hallux Position in the Grasping Foot

      JOÃO FRANCISCO BOTELHO, DANIEL SMITH-PAREDES, SERGIO SOTO-ACUÑA, DANIEL NÚÑEZ-LEÓN, VERÓNICA PALMA and ALEXANDER O. VARGAS

      Version of Record online: 21 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22697

    2. Deep into the Aristolochia Flower: Expression of C, D, and E-Class Genes in Aristolochia fimbriata (Aristolochiaceae)

      HAROLD SUÁREZ-BARON, PABLO PÉREZ-MESA, BARBARA A. AMBROSE, FAVIO GONZÁLEZ and NATALIA PABÓN-MORA

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22686

  11. Reviews

    1. Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo-Devo) Research in Latin America

      SYLVAIN MARCELLINI, FAVIO GONZÁLEZ, ANDRES F. SARRAZIN, NATALIA PABÓN-MORA, MARIANA BENÍTEZ, ALMA PIÑEYRO-NELSON, GUSTAVO L. REZENDE, ERNESTO MALDONADO, PATRICIA NEIVA SCHNEIDER, MARIANA B. GRIZANTE, RODRIGO NUNES DA FONSECA, FRANCISCO VERGARA-SILVA, VANESSA SUAZA-GAVIRIA, CECILIA ZUMAJO-CARDONA, EDUARDO E. ZATTARA, SOFIA CASASA, HAROLD SUÁREZ-BARON and FEDERICO D. BROWN

      Version of Record online: 5 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22687

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