Medusa: A Review of an Ancient Cnidarian Body Form

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Medusae (aka jellyfish) have multiphasic life cycles and a propensity to adapt to, and proliferate in, a plethora of aquatic habitats, connecting them to a number of ecological and societal issues. Now, in the midst of the genomics era, affordable next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms coupled with publically available bioinformatics tools present the much-anticipated opportunity to explore medusa taxa as potential model systems. Genome-wide studies of medusae would provide a remarkable opportunity to address long-standing questions related to the biology, physiology, and nervous system of some of the earliest pelagic animals. Furthermore, medusae have become key targets in the exploration of marine natural products, in the development of marine biomarkers, and for their application to the biomedical and robotics fields. Presented here is a synopsis of the current state of medusa research, highlighting insights provided by multi-omics studies, as well as existing knowledge gaps, calling upon the scientific community to adopt a number of medusa taxa as model systems in forthcoming research endeavors.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルResults and Problems in Cell Differentiation
出版社Springer Verlag
ページ105-136
ページ数32
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2018
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出版物シリーズ

名前Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
65
ISSN(印刷版)0080-1844
ISSN(電子版)1861-0412

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 発生生物学
  • 細胞生物学

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