The genome of Romanomermis culicivorax: revealing fundamental changes in the core developmental genetic toolkit in Nematoda

Philipp H Schiffer, Michael Kroiher, Christopher Kraus, Georgios D Koutsovoulos, Sujai Kumar, Julia I R Camps, Ndifon A Nsah, Dominik Stappert, Krystalynne Morris, Peter Heger, Janine Altmüller, Peter Frommolt, Peter Nürnberg, W Kelley Thomas, Mark L Blaxter, Einhard Schierenberg

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Abstract

The genetics of development in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has been described in exquisitedetail. The phylum Nematoda has two classes: Chromadorea (which includes C. elegans) and theEnoplea. While the development of many chromadorean species resembles closely that of C. elegans,enoplean nematodes show markedly different patterns of early cell division and cell fate assignment.Embryogenesis of the enoplean Romanomermis culicivorax has been studied in detail, but the geneticcircuitry underpinning development in this species has not been explored.
Original languageEnglish
Article number923
JournalBMC Genomics
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2013

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