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Evolution of eumetazoan nervous systems: Insights from cnidarians
(Royal Society, 2015-12-19)
Cnidarians, the sister group to bilaterians, have a simple diffuse nervous system. This morphological simplicity and their phylogenetic position make them a crucial group in the study of the evolution of the nervous system. ...
Embracing the comparative approach: How robust phylogenies and broader developmental sampling impacts the understanding of nervous system evolution
(The Royal Society Publishing, 2015-11-09)
Molecular biology has provided a rich dataset to develop hypotheses of nervous system evolution. The startling patterning similarities between distantly related animals during the development of their central nervous system ...
Regulatory RNA at the root of animals: dynamic expression of developmental lincRNAs in the calcisponge Sycon ciliatum
(The Royal Society Publishing, 2015-12-23)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important regulatory roles during animal development, and it has been hypothesized that an RNA-based gene regulation was important for the evolution of developmental complexity in ...