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Dev Dyn. 2006 Oct;235(10):2895-9.

Emerging developmental model systems.

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Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. jkiefer@neuro.utah.edu

Abstract

This primer briefly describes four emerging animal model systems that promise to provide insights into specific aspects of developmental biology. Highlighted here are two relatively well-characterized model systems, Gasterosteus aculeatus (three-spine stickleback fish) and Schmidtea mediterranea (planarian), as well as two organisms on which research is in its infancy, Carollia perspicillata (short-tailed fruit bat), and the basal metazoan, Trichoplax adhaerens. Scientists who helped develop these species into model systems discuss why they chose to research these animals.

PMID:
16881053
DOI:
10.1002/dvdy.20900
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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