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Title: Embryonic origins of hull cells in the flatworm Macrostomum lignano through cell lineage analysis: developmental and phylogenetic implications
Authors: Willems, Maxime
Egger, Bernhard
Wolff, Carsten
Mouton, Stijn
Houthoofd, Wouter
Fonderie, Pamela
Couvreur, Marjolein
Borgonie, Gaëtan
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Citation: DEVELOPMENT GENES AND EVOLUTION, 219(8). p. 409-417
Abstract: The development of macrostomid flatworms is of interest for evolutionary developmental biology research because these taxa combine characteristics of the canonical spiral cleavage pattern with significant deviations from this pattern. One such deviation is the formation of hull cells, which surround the remaining embryonic primordium during early development. Using live observations with a 4D microscope system, histology, and 3D reconstructions, we analyzed the ontogeny of these hull cells in the macrostomid model organism Macrostomum lignano. Our cell lineage analysis allowed us to find the precursors of the hull cells in this species. We discuss the relation between macrostomid development and the development of other spiralians and the question of whether hull cells are homologous within rhabditophoran flatworms.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10259
DOI: 10.1007/s00427-009-0304-x
ISI #: 000271397600003
ISSN: 0949-944X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2010
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