Squid Hox genes


It's April, it's Minnesota, and it's snowing here. On days like this, my thoughts turn to spicy, garlicky delicacies and warm, sunny days on a lovely tropical reef—it's a squiddy day, in otherwords, and I've got a double-dose of squidblogging on this Friday afternoon, with one article on the vampire squid, Vampyroteuthis infernalis, and this one, on squid evolution and cephalopod Hox genes.

Continue reading "Squid Hox genes" (on Pharyngula)


Please explain how it all started. I’d genuinely like to know.

How all what started?

You know.….….*it*.……

Don’t be so obtuse.

Oh. It. Of course. If I’d known he was looking for porn…

I really don’t want to think about a porn site called “The Panda’s Thumb”. I really don’t.……

I wonder if anyone is willing to write an article for this blog on Hox genes and how different patterns of expression correlate with different features.

Like how snakes lack a front-limb Hox zone that mice and chickens have.

Or arthropod limb homologies, like how spiders walk with limbs that insects feed with.

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