common house spider


Alias: Achaearanea tepidariorum, Parasteatoda tepidariorum, Achaearanea tepidarorum, Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Koch, 1841), Theridion tepidariorum

Top Publications

  1. Akiyama Oda Y, Oda H. Axis specification in the spider embryo: dpp is required for radial-to-axial symmetry transformation and sog for ventral patterning. Development. 2006;133:2347-57 pubmed
    ..In this study, we isolated a homologue of the Drosophila sog gene in the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum, and characterized its expression and function...
  2. Oda H, Nishimura O, Hirao Y, Tarui H, Agata K, Akiyama Oda Y. Progressive activation of Delta-Notch signaling from around the blastopore is required to set up a functional caudal lobe in the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum. Development. 2007;134:2195-205 pubmed
    ..Here, we report that, in the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum, the same signaling pathway exerts a different function in the presumptive caudal region before ..
  3. McGregor A, Pechmann M, Schwager E, Feitosa N, Kruck S, Aranda M, et al. Wnt8 is required for growth-zone establishment and development of opisthosomal segments in a spider. Curr Biol. 2008;18:1619-23 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we investigated the function of Wnt8 in a chelicerate, the common house spider Achaearanea tepidariorum[11]...
  4. Pechmann M, McGregor A, Schwager E, Feitosa N, Damen W. Dynamic gene expression is required for anterior regionalization in a spider. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:1468-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that correct anterior development of the cellularized embryo of the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum requires an anterior-to-posterior wave of dynamic gene expression for positioning the stripes of hairy, ..
  5. Pechmann M, Prpic N. Appendage patterning in the South American bird spider Acanthoscurria geniculata (Araneae: Mygalomorphae). Dev Genes Evol. 2009;219:189-98 pubmed publisher
    ..The presence of embryonic rudiments of leg endites in Acanthoscurria and the leg-like pattern formation in the posterior spinnerets are interpreted as primitive traits that have been lost in the Araneomorphae. ..
  6. Schwager E, Pechmann M, Feitosa N, McGregor A, Damen W. hunchback functions as a segmentation gene in the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum. Curr Biol. 2009;19:1333-40 pubmed publisher that hb acts as a segmentation gene during anterior patterning of a noninsect arthropod, the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum. The leg-bearing segments L1, L2, and L4 are missing after downregulation of At-hb via RNAi...
  7. Akiyama Oda Y, Oda H. Cell migration that orients the dorsoventral axis is coordinated with anteroposterior patterning mediated by Hedgehog signaling in the early spider embryo. Development. 2010;137:1263-73 pubmed publisher
    The early embryo of the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum is emerging as a model for the simultaneous study of cell migration and pattern formation...
  8. Akiyama Oda Y, Oda H. Early patterning of the spider embryo: a cluster of mesenchymal cells at the cumulus produces Dpp signals received by germ disc epithelial cells. Development. 2003;130:1735-47 pubmed
    ..In this study, we have examined the house spider, Achaearanea tepidariorum, on the basis of knowledge from Drosophila to characterize the cumulus at the cellular and molecular ..
  9. Schwager E, Sharma P, Clarke T, Leite D, Wierschin T, Pechmann M, et al. The house spider genome reveals an ancient whole-genome duplication during arachnid evolution. BMC Biol. 2017;15:62 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate this further, we sequenced and analyzed the genome of the common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum. We found pervasive duplication of both coding and non-coding genes in this spider, including two ..

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  1. Leite D, Ninova M, Hilbrant M, Arif S, Griffiths Jones S, Ronshaugen M, et al. Pervasive microRNA Duplication in Chelicerates: Insights from the Embryonic microRNA Repertoire of the Spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum. Genome Biol Evol. 2016;8:2133-44 pubmed publisher
    ..we characterized the microRNA repertoire expressed during embryogenesis of the common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum We identified a total of 148 microRNAs in P. tepidariorum representing 66 families...
  2. Whittle C, Extavour C. Expression-Linked Patterns of Codon Usage, Amino Acid Frequency, and Protein Length in the Basally Branching Arthropod Parasteatoda tepidariorum. Genome Biol Evol. 2016;8:2722-36 pubmed publisher
    ..The common house spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum, is an emerging model and provides a valuable system to address key questions in molecular evolution in ..
  3. Königsmann T, Turetzek N, Pechmann M, Prpic N. Expression and function of the zinc finger transcription factor Sp6-9 in the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum. Dev Genes Evol. 2017;227:389-400 pubmed publisher
    ..We have isolated the ortholog of Sp6-9 from the common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum and the cellar spider Pholcus phalangioides...
  4. Vienneau Hathaway J, Brassfield E, Lane A, Collin M, Correa Garhwal S, Clarke T, et al. Duplication and concerted evolution of MiSp-encoding genes underlie the material properties of minor ampullate silks of cobweb weaving spiders. BMC Evol Biol. 2017;17:78 pubmed publisher
    ..Our sequences also provide templates for recombinant silk proteins with tailored properties. ..
  5. Schomburg C, Turetzek N, Schacht M, Schneider J, Kirfel P, Prpic N, et al. Molecular characterization and embryonic origin of the eyes in the common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum. Evodevo. 2015;6:15 pubmed publisher
    ..we analyzed the embryonic expression of core retinal determination genes in the common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum. We show that the anlagen of the median and lateral eyes in P...
  6. Schwager E, Meng Y, Extavour C. vasa and piwi are required for mitotic integrity in early embryogenesis in the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum. Dev Biol. 2015;402:276-90 pubmed publisher
    ..and functional tools to examine germ line development and the roles of vasa and piwi orthologues in the common house spider Parasteatoda (formerly Achaearanea) tepidariorum...
  7. Miyazawa H, Ueda C, Yahata K, Su Z. Molecular phylogeny of Myriapoda provides insights into evolutionary patterns of the mode in post-embryonic development. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4127 pubmed publisher
  8. Khadjeh S, Turetzek N, Pechmann M, Schwager E, Wimmer E, Damen W, et al. Divergent role of the Hox gene Antennapedia in spiders is responsible for the convergent evolution of abdominal limb repression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:4921-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show that, unlike Antp in insects, the Antp gene in the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum represses legs in the first segment of the abdomen (opisthosoma), and that Antp and Ubx are redundant in ..
  9. Kanayama M, Akiyama Oda Y, Nishimura O, Tarui H, Agata K, Oda H. Travelling and splitting of a wave of hedgehog expression involved in spider-head segmentation. Nat Commun. 2011;2:500 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that the 'stripe-splitting' strategy employs genetic components shared with Drosophila blastoderm subdivision, which are required for participation in an autoregulatory signalling network...
  10. Janssen R, Le Gouar M, Pechmann M, Poulin F, Bolognesi R, Schwager E, et al. Conservation, loss, and redeployment of Wnt ligands in protostomes: implications for understanding the evolution of segment formation. BMC Evol Biol. 2010;10:374 pubmed publisher
    ..surveyed the Wnt gene diversity in the crustacean Daphnia pulex, the chelicerates Ixodes scapularis and Achaearanea tepidariorum, the myriapod Glomeris marginata and the annelid Platynereis dumerilii...
  11. Schaeper N, Pechmann M, Damen W, Prpic N, Wimmer E. Evolutionary plasticity of collier function in head development of diverse arthropods. Dev Biol. 2010;344:363-76 pubmed publisher
    ..second antennal segment in the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis or in the pedipalpal segment of the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum. This suggests that the early expression of col in a stripe and its role in tritocerebral segment ..
  12. Benton M, Pechmann M, Frey N, Stappert D, Conrads K, Chen Y, et al. Toll Genes Have an Ancestral Role in Axis Elongation. Curr Biol. 2016;26:1609-1615 pubmed publisher
    ..genes are required for normal morphogenesis during anterior-posterior embryo elongation in the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum, a member of the most basally branching arthropod lineage...