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Table 8 Maternal specification of embryonic anterior-posterior axis

From: Unscrambling butterfly oogenesis

bicoid (bcd) N bicoid-interacting protein 3 (bin3) Y
orthodenticle; Drosophila ocelliless (oc; otd) Y larp1 (larp1) Y
exuperantia (exu) Y Eukaryotic initiation factor 4E; similar to Bombyx mori Eukaryotic initiation factor 4E-2 (eIF4E) Y
swallow; fs(1)1502 (swa) N argonaute 2 (AGO2) Y
maternal expression at 31B (me31B) Y caudal (cad) Y
staufen (stau) Y hunchback (hb) N
muscle excess 3 (mex-3) Y   
  1. Genes in anterior-posterior axis specification, identified from a wide variety of insects. Presence (Y) or absence (N) of orthologous transcripts in the Pararge aegeria transcriptome is indicated.