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Post-metamorphic skeletal growth in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus and implications for body plan evolution

Overview of attention for article published in EvoDevo, March 2021
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Title
Post-metamorphic skeletal growth in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus and implications for body plan evolution
Published in
EvoDevo, March 2021
DOI 10.1186/s13227-021-00174-1
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Authors

Jeffrey R. Thompson, Periklis Paganos, Giovanna Benvenuto, Maria Ina Arnone, Paola Oliveri

Abstract

Understanding the molecular and cellular processes that underpin animal development are crucial for understanding the diversity of body plans found on the planet today. Because of their abundance in the fossil record, and tractability as a model system in the lab, skeletons provide an ideal experimental model to understand the origins of animal diversity. We herein use molecular and cellular markers to understand the growth and development of the juvenile sea urchin (echinoid) skeleton. We developed a detailed staging scheme based off of the first ~ 4 weeks of post-metamorphic life of the regular echinoid Paracentrotus lividus. We paired this scheme with immunohistochemical staining for neuronal, muscular, and skeletal tissues, and fluorescent assays of skeletal growth and cell proliferation to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying skeletal growth and development of the sea urchin body plan. Our experiments highlight the role of skeletogenic proteins in accretionary skeletal growth and cell proliferation in the addition of new metameric tissues. Furthermore, this work provides a framework for understanding the developmental evolution of sea urchin body plans on macroevolutionary timescales.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 30%
Student > Master 3 30%
Student > Bachelor 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Researcher 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 40%
Environmental Science 1 10%
Unknown 1 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 November 2021.
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#1,003,447
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