Moustakas Verho J, McLennan R, Spengler J, Kulesa P, Cebra Thomas J. Manipulation of Developmental Function in Turtles with Notes on Alligators. Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1920:247-263 pubmed publisher
..Because these protocols have been adapted and optimized from methods used for frog, chick, and mouse embryos, it is likely that they could be used for other reptilian species. Notes are included for alligator embryos where appropriate. ..
Moustakas J, Smith K, Hlusko L. Evolution and development of the mammalian dentition: insights from the marsupial Monodelphis domestica. Dev Dyn. 2011;240:232-9 pubmed publisher
..We show that the tooth germs of M. domestica express fibroblast growth factor (FGF) genes and Sprouty genes in a manner similar to wild-type mouse molar germs, but with a few key differences...
Moustakas Verho J, Cebra Thomas J, Gilbert S. Patterning of the turtle shell. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2017;45:124-131 pubmed publisher
..The similarity and diversity of turtles allows research into how changes in development create evolutionary novelty, interacting modules, and adaptive physiology and anatomy. ..