The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Int. J. Dev. Biol. 58: 385 - 387 (2014)

Vol 58, Issue 6-7-8

Special Issue: Spiralian Model Systems

Contemporary Spiralian Developmental Biology

Published: 15 January 2015

Jonathan Henry

Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA


This current issue of The International Journal of Developmental Biology focuses attention on many models that represent the metazoan super-clade called the Spiralia (Lophotrochozoa). This clade encompasses the largest number of metazoan phyla, with arguably the most diverse array of animal body plans.


bilaterian metazoan, spiral cleavage, life history strategy

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