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Author Correction: The mid-developmental transition and the evolution of animal body plans.

Levin M, Anavy L, Cole AG, Winter E, Mostov N, Khair S, Senderovich N, Kovalev E, Silver DH, Feder M, Fernandez-Valverde SL, Nakanishi N, Simmons D, Simakov O, Larsson T, Liu SY, Jerafi-Vider A, Yaniv K, Ryan JF, Martindale MQ, Rink JC, Arendt D, Degnan SM, Degnan BM, Hashimshony T, Yanai I.

Nature. 2019 Oct 31. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1698-x. [Epub ahead of print]


Co-expression of synaptic genes in the sponge Amphimedon queenslandica uncovers ancient neural submodules.

Wong E, Mölter J, Anggono V, Degnan SM, Degnan BM.

Sci Rep. 2019 Oct 31;9(1):15781. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-51282-x.


Convergent evolution of a vertebrate-like methylome in a marine sponge.

de Mendoza A, Hatleberg WL, Pang K, Leininger S, Bogdanovic O, Pflueger J, Buckberry S, Technau U, Hejnol A, Adamska M, Degnan BM, Degnan SM, Lister R.

Nat Ecol Evol. 2019 Oct;3(10):1464-1473. doi: 10.1038/s41559-019-0983-2. Epub 2019 Sep 26.


Pluripotency and the origin of animal multicellularity.

Sogabe S, Hatleberg WL, Kocot KM, Say TE, Stoupin D, Roper KE, Fernandez-Valverde SL, Degnan SM, Degnan BM.

Nature. 2019 Jun;570(7762):519-522. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1290-4. Epub 2019 Jun 12.


The evolution of ependymin-related proteins.

McDougall C, Hammond MJ, Dailey SC, Somorjai IML, Cummins SF, Degnan BM.

BMC Evol Biol. 2018 Dec 4;18(1):182. doi: 10.1186/s12862-018-1306-y.


Diverse RNA interference strategies in early-branching metazoans.

Calcino AD, Fernandez-Valverde SL, Taft RJ, Degnan BM.

BMC Evol Biol. 2018 Nov 1;18(1):160. doi: 10.1186/s12862-018-1274-2.


Early metazoan cell type diversity and the evolution of multicellular gene regulation.

Sebé-Pedrós A, Chomsky E, Pang K, Lara-Astiaso D, Gaiti F, Mukamel Z, Amit I, Hejnol A, Degnan BM, Tanay A.

Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 Jul;2(7):1176-1188. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0575-6. Epub 2018 Jun 25.


Sponge Long Non-Coding RNAs Are Expressed in Specific Cell Types and Conserved Networks.

Gaiti F, Hatleberg WL, Tanurdžić M, Degnan BM.

Noncoding RNA. 2018 Mar 7;4(1). pii: E6. doi: 10.3390/ncrna4010006.


Long non-coding regulatory RNAs in sponges and insights into the origin of animal multicellularity.

Gaiti F, Degnan BM, Tanurdžić M.

RNA Biol. 2018;15(6):696-702. doi: 10.1080/15476286.2018.1460166. Epub 2018 May 25. Review.


The evolution of mollusc shells.

McDougall C, Degnan BM.

Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2018 May;7(3):e313. doi: 10.1002/wdev.313. Epub 2018 Feb 22. Review.


Variation in Orthologous Shell-Forming Proteins Contribute to Molluscan Shell Diversity.

Jackson DJ, Reim L, Randow C, Cerveau N, Degnan BM, Fleck C.

Mol Biol Evol. 2017 Nov 1;34(11):2959-2969. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx232.


Lipidomics of the sea sponge Amphimedon queenslandica and implication for biomarker geochemistry.

Gold DA, O'Reilly SS, Watson J, Degnan BM, Degnan SM, Krömer JO, Summons RE.

Geobiology. 2017 Nov;15(6):836-843. doi: 10.1111/gbi.12253. Epub 2017 Aug 28.


Transcriptomic Profiling of the Allorecognition Response to Grafting in the Demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica.

Grice LF, Degnan BM.

Mar Drugs. 2017 May 11;15(5). pii: E136. doi: 10.3390/md15050136.


The origin of Metazoa: a unicellular perspective.

Sebé-Pedrós A, Degnan BM, Ruiz-Trillo I.

Nat Rev Genet. 2017 Aug;18(8):498-512. doi: 10.1038/nrg.2017.21. Epub 2017 May 8. Review.


Landscape of histone modifications in a sponge reveals the origin of animal cis-regulatory complexity.

Gaiti F, Jindrich K, Fernandez-Valverde SL, Roper KE, Degnan BM, Tanurdžić M.

Elife. 2017 Apr 11;6. pii: e22194. doi: 10.7554/eLife.22194.


The crown-of-thorns starfish genome as a guide for biocontrol of this coral reef pest.

Hall MR, Kocot KM, Baughman KW, Fernandez-Valverde SL, Gauthier MEA, Hatleberg WL, Krishnan A, McDougall C, Motti CA, Shoguchi E, Wang T, Xiang X, Zhao M, Bose U, Shinzato C, Hisata K, Fujie M, Kanda M, Cummins SF, Satoh N, Degnan SM, Degnan BM.

Nature. 2017 Apr 5;544(7649):231-234. doi: 10.1038/nature22033.


Origin and Evolution of the Sponge Aggregation Factor Gene Family.

Grice LF, Gauthier MEA, Roper KE, Fernàndez-Busquets X, Degnan SM, Degnan BM.

Mol Biol Evol. 2017 May 1;34(5):1083-1099. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx058.


Co-Option and De Novo Gene Evolution Underlie Molluscan Shell Diversity.

Aguilera F, McDougall C, Degnan BM.

Mol Biol Evol. 2017 Apr 1;34(4):779-792. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msw294.


Origin and evolution of the metazoan non-coding regulatory genome.

Gaiti F, Calcino AD, Tanurdžić M, Degnan BM.

Dev Biol. 2017 Jul 15;427(2):193-202. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.11.013. Epub 2016 Nov 20. Review.


An ancient role for nitric oxide in regulating the animal pelagobenthic life cycle: evidence from a marine sponge.

Ueda N, Richards GS, Degnan BM, Kranz A, Adamska M, Croll RP, Degnan SM.

Sci Rep. 2016 Nov 22;6:37546. doi: 10.1038/srep37546.


The Widespread Prevalence and Functional Significance of Silk-Like Structural Proteins in Metazoan Biological Materials.

McDougall C, Woodcroft BJ, Degnan BM.

PLoS One. 2016 Jul 14;11(7):e0159128. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159128. eCollection 2016.


Identification of a female spawn-associated Kazal-type inhibitor from the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina.

Wang T, Nuurai P, McDougall C, York PS, Bose U, Degnan BM, Cummins SF.

J Pept Sci. 2016 Jul;22(7):461-70. doi: 10.1002/psc.2887.


Sea shell diversity and rapidly evolving secretomes: insights into the evolution of biomineralization.

Kocot KM, Aguilera F, McDougall C, Jackson DJ, Degnan BM.

Front Zool. 2016 Jun 7;13:23. doi: 10.1186/s12983-016-0155-z. eCollection 2016. Review.


The ontogeny of choanocyte chambers during metamorphosis in the demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica.

Sogabe S, Nakanishi N, Degnan BM.

Evodevo. 2016 Mar 8;7:6. doi: 10.1186/s13227-016-0042-x. eCollection 2016.


Bilaterian-like promoters in the highly compact Amphimedon queenslandica genome.

Fernandez-Valverde SL, Degnan BM.

Sci Rep. 2016 Mar 2;6:22496. doi: 10.1038/srep22496.


The mid-developmental transition and the evolution of animal body plans.

Levin M, Anavy L, Cole AG, Winter E, Mostov N, Khair S, Senderovich N, Kovalev E, Silver DH, Feder M, Fernandez-Valverde SL, Nakanishi N, Simmons D, Simakov O, Larsson T, Liu SY, Jerafi-Vider A, Yaniv K, Ryan JF, Martindale MQ, Rink JC, Arendt D, Degnan SM, Degnan BM, Hashimshony T, Yanai I.

Nature. 2016 Mar 31;531(7596):637-641. doi: 10.1038/nature16994. Epub 2016 Feb 17. Erratum in: Nature. 2019 Oct 31;:.


The diversification of the basic leucine zipper family in eukaryotes correlates with the evolution of multicellularity.

Jindrich K, Degnan BM.

BMC Evol Biol. 2016 Feb 1;16:28. doi: 10.1186/s12862-016-0598-z.


The importance of evo-devo to an integrated understanding of molluscan biomineralisation.

Jackson DJ, Degnan BM.

J Struct Biol. 2016 Nov;196(2):67-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2016.01.005. Epub 2016 Jan 12. Review.


The ParaHox gene Gsx patterns the apical organ and central nervous system but not the foregut in scaphopod and cephalopod mollusks.

Wollesen T, Rodríguez Monje SV, McDougall C, Degnan BM, Wanninger A.

Evodevo. 2015 Dec 29;6:41. doi: 10.1186/s13227-015-0037-z. eCollection 2015.


Ancestral role of Pax2/5/8 in molluscan brain and multimodal sensory system development.

Wollesen T, Rodríguez Monje SV, Todt C, Degnan BM, Wanninger A.

BMC Evol Biol. 2015 Oct 28;15:231. doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0505-z.


Dynamic and Widespread lncRNA Expression in a Sponge and the Origin of Animal Complexity.

Gaiti F, Fernandez-Valverde SL, Nakanishi N, Calcino AD, Yanai I, Tanurdzic M, Degnan BM.

Mol Biol Evol. 2015 Sep;32(9):2367-82. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msv117. Epub 2015 May 14.


Deep developmental transcriptome sequencing uncovers numerous new genes and enhances gene annotation in the sponge Amphimedon queenslandica.

Fernandez-Valverde SL, Calcino AD, Degnan BM.

BMC Genomics. 2015 May 15;16:387. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1588-z.


Sensory Flask Cells in Sponge Larvae Regulate Metamorphosis via Calcium Signaling.

Nakanishi N, Stoupin D, Degnan SM, Degnan BM.

Integr Comp Biol. 2015 Dec;55(6):1018-27. doi: 10.1093/icb/icv014. Epub 2015 Apr 21. Review.


The origin of the ADAR gene family and animal RNA editing.

Grice LF, Degnan BM.

BMC Evol Biol. 2015 Jan 29;15:4. doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0279-3.


Genomic organization of Hox and ParaHox clusters in the echinoderm, Acanthaster planci.

Baughman KW, McDougall C, Cummins SF, Hall M, Degnan BM, Satoh N, Shoguchi E.

Genesis. 2014 Dec;52(12):952-8. doi: 10.1002/dvg.22840. Epub 2014 Nov 28.


Analysis of the biomass composition of the demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica on Heron Island Reef, Australia.

Watson JR, Brennan TC, Degnan BM, Degnan SM, Krömer JO.

Mar Drugs. 2014 Jun 23;12(6):3733-53. doi: 10.3390/md12063733.


Evolution of the tyrosinase gene family in bivalve molluscs: independent expansion of the mantle gene repertoire.

Aguilera F, McDougall C, Degnan BM.

Acta Biomater. 2014 Sep;10(9):3855-65. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.03.031. Epub 2014 Apr 2.


Evolutionary origin of gastrulation: insights from sponge development.

Nakanishi N, Sogabe S, Degnan BM.

BMC Biol. 2014 Mar 28;12:26. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-12-26.


BLIND ordering of large-scale transcriptomic developmental timecourses.

Anavy L, Levin M, Khair S, Nakanishi N, Fernandez-Valverde SL, Degnan BM, Yanai I.

Development. 2014 Mar;141(5):1161-6. doi: 10.1242/dev.105288. Epub 2014 Feb 6.


POU genes are expressed during the formation of individual ganglia of the cephalopod central nervous system.

Wollesen T, McDougall C, Degnan BM, Wanninger A.

Evodevo. 2014 Nov 5;5:41. doi: 10.1186/2041-9139-5-41. eCollection 2014.



McDougall C, Aguilera F, Moase P, Lucas JS, Degnan BM.

Curr Biol. 2013 Aug 19;23(16):R671-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.05.042. No abstract available.


Origin, evolution and classification of type-3 copper proteins: lineage-specific gene expansions and losses across the Metazoa.

Aguilera F, McDougall C, Degnan BM.

BMC Evol Biol. 2013 May 1;13:96. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-96.


Rapid evolution of pearl oyster shell matrix proteins with repetitive, low-complexity domains.

McDougall C, Aguilera F, Degnan BM.

J R Soc Interface. 2013 Feb 20;10(82):20130041. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2013.0041. Print 2013 May 6.


Independent evolution of striated muscles in cnidarians and bilaterians.

Steinmetz PR, Kraus JE, Larroux C, Hammel JU, Amon-Hassenzahl A, Houliston E, Wörheide G, Nickel M, Degnan BM, Technau U.

Nature. 2012 Jul 12;487(7406):231-4. doi: 10.1038/nature11180.


Functionalization of a protosynaptic gene expression network.

Conaco C, Bassett DS, Zhou H, Arcila ML, Degnan SM, Degnan BM, Kosik KS.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 26;109 Suppl 1:10612-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1201890109. Epub 2012 Jun 20.


Transcriptome profiling of the demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica reveals genome-wide events that accompany major life cycle transitions.

Conaco C, Neveu P, Zhou H, Arcila ML, Degnan SM, Degnan BM, Kosik KS.

BMC Genomics. 2012 May 30;13:209.


Marked changes in neuropeptide expression accompany broadcast spawnings in the gastropod Haliotis asinina.

York PS, Cummins SF, Degnan SM, Woodcroft BJ, Degnan BM.

Front Zool. 2012 May 9;9(1):9. doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-9-9.


Blue-light-receptive cryptochrome is expressed in a sponge eye lacking neurons and opsin.

Rivera AS, Ozturk N, Fahey B, Plachetzki DC, Degnan BM, Sancar A, Oakley TH.

J Exp Biol. 2012 Apr 15;215(Pt 8):1278-86. doi: 10.1242/jeb.067140.

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