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Evolutionary crossroads in developmental biology: the tunicates.
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PMID:  21558365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The tunicates, or urochordates, constitute a large group of marine animals whose recent common ancestry with vertebrates is reflected in the tadpole-like larvae of most tunicates. Their diversity and key phylogenetic position are enhanced, from a research viewpoint, by anatomically simple and transparent embryos, compact rapidly evolving genomes, and the availability of powerful experimental and computational tools with which to study these organisms. Tunicates are thus a powerful system for exploring chordate evolution and how extreme variation in genome sequence and gene regulatory network architecture is compatible with the preservation of an ancestral chordate body plan.
Authors:
Patrick Lemaire
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Development (Cambridge, England)     Volume:  138     ISSN:  1477-9129     ISO Abbreviation:  Development     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701744     Medline TA:  Development     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2143-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institut du Biologie de Développement de Marseille Luminy (IBDML, UMR 6216, CNRS, Université de la Méditerranée.
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