Dev Biol 2021 Jul 23. Epub 2021 Jul 23.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO, 64110, USA; Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA. Electronic address:
Meis genes are known to play important roles in the hindbrain and neural crest cells of jawed vertebrates. To explore the roles of Meis genes in head development during evolution of vertebrates, we have identified four meis genes in the Sea Lamprey genome and characterized their patterns of expression and regulation, with a focus on the hindbrain and pharynx. Each of the lamprey meis genes displays temporally and spatially dynamic patterns of expression, some of which are coupled to rhombomeric domains in the developing hindbrain and select pharyngeal arches. Read More