Journal article

Growth patterns in Onychophora (velvet worms): lack of a localised posterior proliferation zone

Georg Mayer, Chiharu Kato, Bjoern Quast, Rebecca H Chisholm, Kerry A Landman, Leonie M Quinn

BMC Evolutionary Biology | BMC | Published : 2010


Awarded by German Research Foundation

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The staff of the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio, Heredia, Costa Rica), the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC, MINAE, Costa Rica) and State Forests NSW (New South Wales, Australia) are gratefully acknowledged for providing permits. G. M. is thankful to Paul Whitington for providing lab space, reading the first draft of the manuscript and critical discussions, to Alvaro Herrera, Paul Sunnucks and Noel Tait for their assistance with collection of specimens, and to Thomas Stach for sharing his knowledge on urochordates and cephalochordates and pointing us to the relevant literature. We are grateful to Tobias Kaller for providing the annelid larvae. Two anonymous reviewers provided numerous constructive criticisms, which helped improve the manuscript. This work was supported by grants from the German Research Foundation to G. M. (Ma 4147/3-1) and the Australian Research Council to K. A. L. (ARC: DP 0878200). K. A. L. is an ARC Professorial Fellow. G. M. is a Research Group Leader supported by the Emmy Noether Programme of the DFG.