Genomes and Genes
Affiliation: European Molecular Biology Laboratory
- Vertebrate-type intron-rich genes in the marine annelid Platynereis dumeriliiFlorian Raible
Developmental Unit, European Molecular Biological Laboratory EMBL, Meyerhofstrasse 1, D 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Science 310:1325-6. 2005..A comparison of coding exon sequences confirms the ancestral nature of Platynereis and human genes. Thus, the urbilaterian ancestor had complex, intron-rich genes that have been retained in Platynereis and human...
- Opsins and clusters of sensory G-protein-coupled receptors in the sea urchin genomeFlorian Raible
Computational Unit, EMBL, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Dev Biol 300:461-75. 2006..Notably, these structures also express different opsins, indicating that sea urchins possess an intricate molecular set-up to sense their environment...
- Ancient animal microRNAs and the evolution of tissue identityFoteini Christodoulou
Developmental Biology Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, D 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Nature 463:1084-8. 2010..Also, they outline a minimum set of cell types and tissues that existed in the protostome-deuterostome ancestor...
- Conserved sensory-neurosecretory cell types in annelid and fish forebrain: insights into hypothalamus evolutionKristin Tessmar-Raible
Developmental Biology Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Meyerhofstrasse 1, D 69012 Heidelberg, Germany
Cell 129:1389-400. 2007....
- Metazoan evolution: some animals are more equal than othersFlorian Raible
Developmental Biology Programme, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
Curr Biol 14:R106-8. 2004..The most surprising outcome is that human genes seem to be closer to the bilaterian roots than previously assumed...
- The genome of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratusErica Sodergren
Science 314:941-52. 2006..This echinoderm genome provides an evolutionary outgroup for the chordates and yields insights into the evolution of deuterostomes...
- Molecular architecture of annelid nerve cord supports common origin of nervous system centralization in bilateriaAlexandru S Denes
Developmental Biology Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany
Cell 129:277-88. 2007..Our data indicate that this mediolateral architecture was present in the last common bilaterian ancestor and thus support a common origin of nervous system centralization in Bilateria...
- Divide et Impera--the midbrain-hindbrain boundary and its organizerFlorian Raible
Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, and Department of Genetics, University of Technology, Dresden, Pfotenhauerstrasse 108, D-01309 Dresden, Germany
Trends Neurosci 27:727-34. 2004..This article reviews recent progress in understanding the genetic and molecular components of the MHO, and how they synergize to control brain development...
- The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneumStephen Richards
Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Nature 452:949-55. 2008..Systemic RNA interference in T. castaneum functions differently from that in Caenorhabditis elegans, but nevertheless offers similar power for the elucidation of gene function and identification of targets for selective insect control...