Expression patterns of aristaless in developing appendages of Gryllus bimaculatus (cricket)

Katsuyuki Miyawaki, Yoshiko Inoue, Taro Mito, Tamie Fujimoto, Kyoko Matsushima, Yohei Shinmyo, Hideyo Ohuchi, Sumihare Noji

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We report the isolation and expression patterns of aristaless (al), a paired-type homeobox gene, of Gryllus bimaculatus (Gb), a hemimetabola model insect. Gryllus al (Gbal) is expressed in the most distal region of developing labrum, antenna, mandible, maxilla, labium, leg, cercus, and hindgut. Gbal is also expressed in the proximal region, corresponding to the presumptive coxopodite, of the developing antenna, mandible, maxilla, labium, and leg, but not in the developing labrum, cercus, and hindgut. During development of the leg, expression of Gbal changes dynamically with the progress in leg segmentation: Gbal is expressed in order in the presumptive pretarsus, coxa, femur, tibia and tarsus before appearance of morphological segmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-184
Number of pages4
JournalMechanisms of Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Appendages
  • Aristaless
  • Development
  • Gryllus bimaculatus
  • Leg segmentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology


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