Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

The Crustacean Model Parhyale hawaiensis

Authors
  • Paris, Mathilde
  • Wolff, Carsten
  • Patel, Nipam
  • Averof, Michalis
Publication Date
Oct 09, 2021
Identifiers
DOI: 10.20944/preprints202106.0018.v1
OAI: oai:HAL:hal-03372083v1
Source
HAL
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown
External links

Abstract

Arthropods are the most abundant and diverse animals on earth. Among them, pancrustaceans are an ancient and morphologically diverse group, comprising a wide range of aquatic and semi-aquatic crustaceans as well as the insects, which emerged from crustacean ancestors to colonise most terrestrial habitats. Within insects, Drosophila stands out as one of the most powerful animal models, making major contributions to our understanding of development, physiology and behaviour. Given these attributes, crustaceans provide a fertile ground for exploring biological diversity through comparative studies. However, beyond insects, few crustaceans are developed sufficiently as experimental models to enable such studies. The marine amphipod Parhyale hawaiensis is currently the best established crustacean system, offering year-round accessibility to developmental stages, transgenic tools, genomic resources, and established genetics and imaging approaches. The Parhyale research community is small but diverse, investigating the evolution of development, regeneration, aspects of sensory biology, chronobiology, bioprocessing and ecotoxicology.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times