Roux's archives of developmental biology

, Volume 203, Issue 6, pp 298–303 | Cite as

Expression of engrailed in embryos of a beetle and five dipteran species with special reference to the terminal regions

  • Urs Schmidt-Ott
  • Klaus Sander
  • Gerhard Martin Technau
Original Articles


The engrailed expression in embryos of a beetle, four midges and a fly has been analysed with special reference to the terminal regions. In all six species the segmental expression pattern is very similar but variability occurs in the clypeolabrum, foregut and hindgut. In some cases, segmental engrailed expression seems to be extended into the hind- and/or foregut. The engrailed expression of these species is compared with published data from other insects.

Key words

Insects Diptera Tribolium engrailed Embryogenesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Urs Schmidt-Ott
    • 1
  • Klaus Sander
    • 2
  • Gerhard Martin Technau
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut fur GenetikUniversitat MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Institut fur Biologic I (Zoologie)Universitat FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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