Hexapoda: Comparative aspects of early development

Ariel D. Chipman*

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Hexapoda not only constitutes the largest taxon in the biological world; its representatives are also the best-studied invertebrates. This chapter will give an overview of general principles of hexapod development, mostly in reference to the detailed description of Drosophila melanogaster (see Chap. 1). The description will be divided along key developmental processes in early development, leading from oogenesis through early patterning and ending in segmentation. Later development is covered in Chap. 3.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationEvolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates 5
Subtitle of host publicationEcdysozoa III: Hexapoda
EditorsAndreas Wanninger
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Vienna
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783709118689
ISBN (Print)9783709118672
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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