Evolution of OTP-independent larval skeleton patterning in the direct-developing sea urchin, Heliocidaris erythrogramma.

Evolution of OTP-independent larval skeleton patterning in the direct-developing sea urchin, Heliocidaris erythrogramma.

Heliocidaris erythrogramma is a direct-developing sea urchin that has developed a modified ontogeny, a lowered larval skeleton, and accelerated improvement of the grownup skeleton. The Orthopedia gene (Otp) encodes a homeodomain transcription issue essential in patterning the larval skeleton of indirect-developing sea urchins. We examine the function of Otp in larvae of the indirect-developing sea …

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