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An ectopic macrochaeta in the middle of a compound eye of a field-collected anthomyiid fly.
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PMID:  23187799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Recording and describing animal 'monsters' collected in the field can still contribute to progress in developmental biology despite the uncontrolled conditions the specimen experienced throughout development. Comparison with model organisms and a sound phylogenetic analysis may offer a tentative explanation for the underlying developmental mechanism and suggest new targets for experimental studies. We describe a female specimen of the anthomyiid fly Hydrophoria sp. with an ectopic macrochaeta in the left eye and suggest tentative interpretations, including one in terms of a local expression, or derepression, of a proneural gene. The anthomyiid lineage has been estimated to have split ca. 65 million years ago from the dipteran clade containing Drosophila and ca. 140 million years ago from the clade containing Megaselia.
Alessandro Minelli; Lorenzo Munari
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Development genes and evolution     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-041X     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev. Genes Evol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9613264     Medline TA:  Dev Genes Evol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biology, University of Padova, I 35131, Padova, Italy,
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