Pt_spiderBASE is managed by Hiroki Oda at JT Biohistory Research Hall (Osaka, Japan) and aimed to promote academic research on the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum.

This database consists of data sets from EST projects that have been described in the following papers:

1. Oda, H., Nishimura, O., Hirao, Y., Tarui, H., Agata, K. and Akiyama-Oda, Y. (2007) Progressive activation of Delta-Notch signaling from around the blastopore is required to set up a functional caudal lobe in the spider Achaearanea tepidariorum. Development 134, 2195-2205. Journal site

2. Yasuko Akiyama-Oda and Hiroki Oda (2010) Cell migration that orients the dorsoventral axis is coordinated with anteroposterior patterning mediated by Hedgehog signaling in the early spider embryo. Development 137, 1263-1273. Journal site

3. Masaki Kanayama, Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, Osamu Nishimura, Hiroshi Tarui, Kiyokazu Agata and Hiroki Oda (2011) Travelling and splitting of a wave of hedgehog expression involved in spider-head segmentation. Nature Communications 2, 500. Journal site

4. Sasaki, M., Akiyama-Oda, Y., and Oda, H. (2017) Evolutionary origin of type IV classical cadherins in arthropods. BMC Evolutionary Biology, in press. Journal site

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