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Brachiopod Wnt paper updated

I recently finished the revision of our paper about the Wnt signaling landscape in brachiopod development. This is work from my PhD time in the Hejnol Lab in Norway. We posted it on bioRxiv last September, and sent to a journal later that year. Following the reviewers’ feedback, we added new data, made significant improvements […]

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Visualizing gene expression over developmental time

Visualizing the dynamics of gene expression patterns over time is a challenge. But this is a nice way.

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biology articles code science

EvoDevo Papers, refactored

EvoDevo Papers is a bot that shares research articles in the field of evolutionary developmental biology (or evo-devo). Originally, I created it as a Twitter bot and everything was going well for years… until Twitter’s takeover. The new policies and API restrictions made it unsustainable to continue posting there. In response to that, I decided […]

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Goldfish evo-devo

Kinya Ota’s Lab investigates the embryonic development and evolutionary biology of goldfish. Their YouTube channel has a great diversity of videos describing laboratory techniques, culture conditions, developmental time lapses, and a lot more. I’ve seen a few videos about fertilization and embryos, but I just found out that they’re doing a series on goldfish evo-devo! […]

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biology articles imaging

Cephalic furrow thread

I published a cephalic furrow thread about our paper on Twitter and Mastodon. We recently updated the manuscript on bioRxiv. In addition to the tissue mechanics, this new version includes gene expression data comparing Drosophila with Clogmia, a fly that has no cephalic furrow… It gives us some hints about the patterning changes associated with […]

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Combinatorial Wnt landscape in Brachiopoda

Small note to say that our paper about the brachiopod Wnt landscape is now online on bioRxiv! Vellutini BC, Martín-Durán JM, Børve A, and Hejnol A (2023). Combinatorial Wnt signaling landscape during brachiopod anteroposterior patterning. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.09.03.556047

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EvoDevo Papers on Mastodon

Back in 2015, I created EvoDevo_Papers, an automated account that tweets the latest research papers in the field of evolutionary developmental biology (or evo-devo). I was inspired by the FlyPapers Experiment and the pioneers bots @fly_papers and @phy_papers. I wanted something similar for the evo-devo community to keep up with the literature and discover interesting […]

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The Spiral

Here’s a personal view about body symmetry and body openings from someone who lived through the evolution of bilateral symmetry. Form? I didn’t have any; that is, I didn’t know I had one, or rather I didn’t know you could have one. I grew more or less on all sides, at random; if this is […]

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biology notes

Bryozoan cell lineage

What happens when cleavage patterns evolve? Some insights from bryozoan embryonic development: https://bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12915-017-0371-9

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biology notes

Brachiopod segment polarity

Paper! How are segment polarity genes expressed in an animal without segments? https://www.nature.com/articles/srep32387