Alistair P McGregor
Affiliation: University of Veterinary Medicine
- Wnt8 is required for growth-zone establishment and development of opisthosomal segments in a spiderAlistair P McGregor
Institute for Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics, University of Cologne, Zülpicher Strasse 47 D 50674, Koln, Germany
Curr Biol 18:1619-23. 2008..Furthermore, we propose that Wnt8, caudal, and Delta/Notch may be parts of an ancient genetic regulatory network that could have been required for posterior specification in the last common ancestor of protostomes and deuterostomes...
- hunchback functions as a segmentation gene in the spider Achaearanea tepidariorumEvelyn E Schwager
Institute for Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics, University of Cologne, Zulpicher Strasse 47, D 50674 Köln, Germany
Curr Biol 19:1333-40. 2009..In addition, hb is a major regulator of Hox genes and it has been suggested that this is the ancestral role of hb in insects or perhaps even arthropods. To date, however, hb function has been analyzed only in insects...
- Dynamic gene expression is required for anterior regionalization in a spiderMatthias Pechmann
Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Zulpicher Strasse 47, 50674 Koln, Germany
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:1468-72. 2009....
- Cupiennius salei and Achaearanea tepidariorum: Spider models for investigating evolution and developmentAlistair P McGregor
Institute for Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics, University of Cologne, Koln, Germany
Bioessays 30:487-98. 2008..We suggest that further comparisons between these two spiders and other chelicerates will prove useful for understanding the evolution of development in metazoans...