Schlosser G. Hypobranchial placodes in Xenopus laevis give rise to hypobranchial ganglia, a novel type of cranial ganglia. Cell Tissue Res. 2003;312:21-9 pubmed
..No contributions of hypobranchial placodes to any other ganglia (including cardiac ganglia and the ganglia of branchiomeric nerves located dorsal to pharyngeal pouches) were found. ..
Schlosser G. Do vertebrate neural crest and cranial placodes have a common evolutionary origin?. Bioessays. 2008;30:659-72 pubmed publisher
Schlosser G, Ahrens K. Molecular anatomy of placode development in Xenopus laevis. Dev Biol. 2004;271:439-66 pubmed
Schlosser G. Evolutionary origins of vertebrate placodes: insights from developmental studies and from comparisons with other deuterostomes. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2005;304:347-99 pubmed
Schlosser G. Induction and specification of cranial placodes. Dev Biol. 2006;294:303-51 pubmed
..Integrating current data, new models of generic placode induction and of combinatorial placode specification are presented...
Schlosser G, Awtry T, Brugmann S, Jensen E, Neilson K, Ruan G, et al. Eya1 and Six1 promote neurogenesis in the cranial placodes in a SoxB1-dependent fashion. Dev Biol. 2008;320:199-214 pubmed publisher
..Our findings suggest that Eya1 and Six1 are required for both the regulation of placodal neuronal progenitor proliferation, through their effects on SoxB1 expression, and subsequent neuronal differentiation. ..