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Genital Homologies and Evolution in moth flies (Diptera, Psychodidae, Psychodinae)
Male genitalia are typically the most important morphological character system in zoological taxonomy and morphology-based phylogenetics. However, to establish their utility and significance in both these fields, a thorough and careful homologization is necessary. The present contribution attempts to view the genitalia of Psychodinae (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the light of recent advances in Diptera genital morphology in order to establish a working understanding of these important character systems and their evolutionary ...
Not the outside but the inside matters : functional analysis of Capricious and Tartan during Drosophila tracheal morphogenesis
The tubular structures, which transport essential gases, liquids, or cells from one site to another, are shared among various divergent organisms. These highly organized tubular networks include lung, kidney, vasculature and mammary gland in mammals as well as trachea and salivary gland in Drosophila melanogaster. Many questions regarding the tubular morphogenesis cannot be addressed sufficiently by investigating the mammalian organs because their structures are extremely complex and therefore, systematic analyses ...