[Press Release] The function of appendage patterning genes in mandible development of the sexually dimorphic stag beetle

[Press Release] The function of appendage patterning genes in mandible development of the sexually dimorphic stag beetle

An international research group that consists of Assoc. Prof. Toru Miura, his lab’s former and present graduate students, and researchers of Nagoya Univ., Washington State Univ., and the Univ. of Montana-Missoula analyzed developmental functions of limb-patterning genes in the sexually dimorphic stag beetle. They found that the dachshund expression is required for enlargement of male stag beetle mandibles. The corresponding author, Assist. Prof. Hiroki Gotoh of Nagoya Univ. is a researcher who completed his Ph. D. work in our graduate school. He is also a winner of the Matsuno Environmental Science Prize of this academic year.

This research outcome is published in Developmental Biology, an international academic journal on developmental biology.

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Graduate School of Environmental Sceince, Hokkaido University