Making head or tail of cnidarian hox gene function
Authors: Rentzsch F, Holstein TW
CellNetworks People: Holstein Thomas
Journal: Nat Commun. 2018 Jun 5;9(1):2187. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04585-y

Distantly related animals have spectacularly different shapes and body plans, which can render it difficult to understand which of their body parts may have a shared evolutionary origin. Studying the molecular regulation of the development of these body parts during embryogenesis can help identifying commonalities that are not visible by eye.