B J Swalla
Affiliation: University of Washington
- Urochordates are monophyletic within the deuterostomesB J Swalla
Department of Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
Syst Biol 49:52-64. 2000..Nevertheless, the present data set resolves at least three clades of urochordates and suggests strongly that urochordates form a monophyletic clade within the deuterostomes...
- Building divergent body plans with similar genetic pathwaysB J Swalla
Center for Developmental Biology, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1800, USA
Heredity (Edinb) 97:235-43. 2006....
- Requirement of the Manx gene for expression of chordate features in a tailless ascidian larvaB J Swalla
Department of Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
Science 274:1205-8. 1996..Antisense oligodeoxynucleotide treatment inhibited Manx expression and chordate features in hybrid embryos, which suggests that Manx is required for development of the chordate larval phenotype in ascidians...
- Cytoskeletal actin genes function downstream of HNF-3beta in ascidian notochord developmentW R Jeffery
Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
Int J Dev Biol 42:1085-92. 1998....
- Evolution of the ascidian anural larva: evidence from embryos and moleculesW R Jeffery
Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
Mol Biol Evol 16:646-54. 1999..oculata and M. occulta live buried in subtidal sand flats, our results suggest that the anural larva evolved at least twice in the Roscovita clade of molgulid ascidians as an adaptation to different habitats...
- Isolation of genes involved in ascidian metamorphosis: epidermal growth factor signaling and metamorphic competenceB Davidson
Zoology Department and Center for Developmental Biology, University of Washington, Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195 1800, USA
Dev Genes Evol 211:190-4. 2001..A better molecular understanding of urochordate metamorphosis will also provide a foundation for exploring the role of metamorphosis in chordate evolution...