Tag Archives: trichoplax

Sponges regain their tag of most primitive animal on Earth

By | May 7, 2021

In April 2008, Cassey dunn et el published their famous phylogenomics work in Nature, which placed Ctenophores at the base of the tree making them most primitive animal on Earth. Before that work Sponges were considered as first animals to branch off from rest of the animals and hence occupied a most basal position in… Read More »

Early Antennapedia gene Family : Evidence from Trichoplax genome

By | May 7, 2021

Homeodomain containing transcription factors are vital for proper development and differentiation in animals, plants and fungi. This 60 amino acid conserved DNA binding motif is found in six different class of proteins: ANTP, PRD, POU, LIM, SIX and TALE. Huge gene diversity in Antennapedia class of homeodomain proteins account for evolution of body plans, regulation… Read More »