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Author Luan, Qing
Title Pax6 is required for the development of the lateral procephalon in tribolium [electronic resource] / by Qing Luan.
Publication Info. 2012.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  Electronic Resource - WSU ETD    AVAIL. ONLINE
Note Thesis supervisor: Markus Friedrich
Thesis Thesis (M.S.)--Wayne State University, 2012.
Summary In Tribolium, combinatorial knockdown of the Pax6 orthologs eyeless (ey) and twin of eyeless (toy) affects the peripheral visual system but also other areas of the dorsal larval head capsule. To elucidate the role of Pax6 genes during Tribolium embryonic head development in detail, we performed an extensive analysis of cuticle elements, brain anatomy, embryonic head morphogenesis and developmental marker gene expression. Our results reveal that Pax6 is required for the development of a large contiguous area of the lateral anterior head, morphologically addressed as the embryonic head lobes, which encompass the neuroectodermal precursor tissues of the visual system, parts of the mushroom bodies, and the dorsal head cuticle. In addition to consolidating our understanding of the developmental compartmentalization of the early Tribolium head, these data characterize Pax6 genes as regional regulators of development.
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Added Author Markus Friedrich, advisor.
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