Life-history evolution: at the origins of metamorphosis
Authors: Holstein TW, Laudet V
CellNetworks People: Holstein Thomas
Journal: Curr Biol. 2014 Feb 17;24(4):R159-61. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.01.003

Metamorphosis is a widespread life history strategy of animals but apart from some model organisms it is poorly characterized. A recent study of moon jellies highlights the similarities and differences between the various types of metamorphosis and illuminates its molecular determinants.