Changing patterns of gene regulation in the evolution of arthropod morphology

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SYNOPSIS. What can the comparative study of gene expression patterns during development contribute to the study of phylogeny? I discuss the basic properties of gene networks that function in development, using information gleaned from developmental model systems. Using examples from the analysis of anteroposterior, dorsoventral and proximodistal axis formation, I outline how the gene networks that pattern these three axes of development are linked in evolution. Finally, I discuss the types of analyses necessary to further our understanding of how gene networks function in regulating the evolution of morphology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)818-828
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Zoologist
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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