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    • The first myriapod genome sequence reveals conservative arthropod gene content and genome organisation in the centipede Strigamia maritima 

      Chipman, Ariel D.; Ferrier, David E. K.; Brena, Carlo; Qu, Jiaxin; Hughes, Daniel S. T.; Schröder, Reinhard; Torres-­Oliva, Montserrat et al. (PLOS, 2014)
      Myriapods (e.g., centipedes and millipedes) display a simple homonomous body plan relative to other arthropods. All members of the class are terrestrial, but they attained terrestriality independently of insects. Myriapoda ...
    • Germ cells of the centipede Strigamia maritima are specified early in embryonic development 

      Green, Jack E.; Akam, Michael (Elsevier, 2014-06-12)
      We provide the first systematic description of germ cell development with molecular markers in a myriapod, the centipede Strigamia maritima. By examining the expression of Strigamia vasa and nanos orthologues, we find that ...
    • Six3 demarcates the anterior-most developing brain region in bilaterian animals 

      Steinmetz, Patrick R H; Urbach, Rolf; Posnien, Nico; Eriksson, Joakim; Kostyuchenko, Roman P; Brena, Carlo; Guy, Keren et al. (2010-12-29)
      Abstract Background The heads of annelids (earthworms, polychaetes, and others) and arthropods (insects, myriapods, spiders, and others) and the arthropod-related onychophorans (velvet worms) show similar brain architecture ...
    • XX/XY system of sex determination in the geophilomorph centipede Strigamia maritima 

      Green, Jack E.; Dalíková, Martina; Sahara, Ken; Marec, František; Akam, Michael (PLOS, 2016)
      We show that the geophilomorph centipede Strigamia maritima possesses an XX/XY system of sex chromosomes, with males being the heterogametic sex. This is, to our knowledge, the first report of sex chromosomes in any ...