Int. J. Dev. Biol. 58: 385 - 387 (2014)
doi: 10.1387/ijdb.140289jh
© UPV/EHU Press

Contemporary Spiralian Developmental Biology

Jonathan Henry

Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA

ABSTRACT This current issue of The International Journal of Developmental Biology focuses attention on many models that represent the metazoan super-clade called the Spiralia (Lophotrochozoa). This clade encompasses the largest number of metazoan phyla, with arguably the most diverse array of animal body plans.

Keywords:

bilaterian metazoan, spiral cleavage, life history strategy

*Corresponding author e-mail: j-henry4@illinois.edu