Extended Data Fig. 8: Character states of maternal Hox localization zones. | Nature

Extended Data Fig. 8: Character states of maternal Hox localization zones.

From: Origin and elaboration of a major evolutionary transition in individuality

Extended Data Fig. 8

aj, lx, Freshly laid stage-1 eggs from the Formicinae (au) and two sister subfamilies Myrmicinae (v, w) and Dolichoderinae (x) stained for UbdA (Ubx + abdA protein) in white or blue and (in k) abdA mRNA in blue. ak, Camponotini tribe. a, Camponotus floridanus. b, Camponotus novaeboracensis. c, Camponotus castaneous. d, Camponotus pennsylvanicus. e, Camponotus festinatus. f, Camponotus sansabeanus. g, Camponotus ocreatus. h, Polyrhachis rastallata. i, Polyrhachis dives. j, Colobopsis leonardi. k, Colobopsis impressus. l, m, Gigantiopini tribe: Gigantiops destructor. In m, UbdA protein in red co-stained with Vas protein in green and DAPI in blue to distinguish germ cells from zone 3. n, Pleigiolepidini tribe: Anoplolepis gracilipes. o, p, Formicini tribe. o, Formica occulta. p, Formica subsericea. qt, Lasiini tribe. q, Lasius niger. r, Lasius emargiatus. s, Nylanderia vividula. t, Paratrechina longicornis. u, Myrmelachistini tribe: Brachymyrmex patagonicus. v, w, Myrmicinae subfamily. v, Aphaenogaster rudis. w, Monomorium sp. x, Dolichoderinae subfamily: Dolichoderus thoracicus. Zones of maternal Hox localization are indicated with arrowheads: zone 1 (ancestral germline), zone 2 (novel germline), zone 3 (embryo) and zone 4 (anterior). Anterior is to the left, dorsal is to the top. Experiments on all species were repeated 4 times independently on n ≥ 5 embryos, except for C. floridanus, for which experiments were repeated 8 times independently with n = 30 embryos.

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