Recent Publications (2010-Present)

Lanza, A. R. and Seaver, E. C. (2018). An organizing role for the TGF-β signaling pathway in axes formation of the annelid Capitella teleta. Developmental Biology 435 (1): 26- 40. *This article was selected for the cover image.

de Jong, D. M. and Seaver, E. C. (2017). ­­Investigation into the cellular origins of posterior regeneration in the annelid Capitella teleta. Regeneration 00:1-17. DOI: 10.1002/reg2.94

Sur, A., Magie, C. R., Seaver, E. C. and Meyer, N. P. (2017). Spatiotemporal regulation of nervous system development in the annelid Capitella teleta. EvoDevo 8:13(

Seaver, E. C. (2017). Annelids shed light on the evolution of spiralian development. Canadian Journal of Zoology (

Seaver, E. C. Annelid models I: Capitella teleta (2016). Current Opinion in Genetics and Development 39: 35–41.

de Jong, D.M., Seaver, E.C. (2016) A Stable Thoracic Hox Code and Epimorphosis Characterize Posterior Regeneration in Capitella teleta. PLOS ONE 11(2): e0149724. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149724

Yamaguchi*, E., and Seaver, E. C. (2016) Regulative capacity for eye formation by first quartet micromeres of the polychaete Capitella teleta. Developmental Biology 410 (1): 119 – 130. (doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.12.009).

Meyer, N. P., Carrillo-Baltodano, A, Moore*, R. E. and Seaver, E. C. (2015) Nervous system development in lecithotrophic larval and juvenile stages of the annelid Capitella teleta. Frontiers in Zoology 12: 15 (doi:10.1186/s12983-015-0108-y).

Seaver, E. C. (2014). Variation in spiralian development: insights from polychaetes. International Journal of Developmental Biology 58: 457-467. 10.1387/ijdb.140154es.

Boyle*, M. J., Yamaguchi*, E. and Seaver, E. C. (2014). Molecular conservation of metazoan gut formation: Evidence from expression of ‘endomesoderm genes’ in Capitella teleta (Annelida) EvoDevo 5: 39.

Yamaguchi*, E., and Seaver, E. C. (2013). The importance of larval eyes in the polychaete Capitella teleta: effects of eye deletion on formation of the adult eye. Invertebrate Biology 132 (4): 352-367 (doi: 10.1111/ivb.12034).

Amiel, A., Henry, J. Q. and Seaver, E. C. (2013). An organizing activity is required for head patterning and cell fate specification in the polychaete annelid Capitella teleta: new insights into cell-cell signaling in Lophotrochozoa. Developmental Biology 379: 107-122 (doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2013.04.011).

Simakov, O., Marletaz, F., Cho, S.-J., Edsinger-Gonzales, E., Havlak, P., Hellsten, U., Kuo, D.-H., Larsson, T., Lv, J., Arendt, D., Savage, R., Osoegawa, K., de Jong, P., Grimwood, J., Chapman, J. A., Shapiro, H., Kuo, A., Otillar, R. P., Terry, A. Y., Boore, J. L., Grigoriev, I. V., Lindberg, D. R., Seaver, E. C., Weisblat, D. A., Putnam, N. H., Rokhsar, D. S. (2013). Insights into bilaterian evolution from three spiralian genomes. Nature 493(7433): 526-531 (doi: 10.1038/nature11696.).

Pernet, B., Amiel, A. and Seaver, E. C. (2012). Effects of maternal investment on larvae and juveniles of the annelid Capitella teleta determined by experimental reduction of embryo energy content. Invertebrate Biology 131(2): 82-95 (DOI: 10.111/j.1744-7410.2012.00263.x).

Seaver, E. C., Yamaguchi, E*. Richards, G. S. and Meyer, N. P. (2012). Expression of the pair-rule gene homologues runt, Pax3/7, even-skipped-1 and even-skipped-2 during larval and juvenile development of the polychaete annelid Capitella teleta does not support a role in segmentation. EvoDevo 3:8.

Giani*, V. C. Jr., Yamaguchi, E. and Seaver, E. C. (2011). Somatic and germ line expression of piwi throughout the life cycle of the polychaete annelid Capitella teleta. EvoDevo 2:10.

Jackson, D. J., Meyer, N. P., Seaver, E. C., Pang K., McDougall, C., Moy, V. N., Gordon, K., Degnan, B. M., Martindale, M. Q., Burke, R. and Peterson, K. J. (2010). Developmental expression of COE across the Metazoa supports a conserved role in neuronal cell-type specification and mesodermal development. Development, Genes and Evolution 220:221-234.

Layden, M. J., Meyer N. P., Pang K., Seaver, E. C. and Martindale, M. Q. (2010). Expression and phylogenetic analysis of the zic gene family in the evolution and development of metazoans. EvoDevo 1:12.

Meyer, N. P., Boyle*, M. J., Martindale, M. Q. and Seaver, E. C. (2010). A comprehensive fate map by intracellular injection of identified blastomeres in the marine polychaete Capitella teleta. EvoDevo 1:8.

Meyer, N. P. and Seaver, E. C. (2010). Cell lineage and fate map of the primary somatoblast of the polychaete annelid Capitella teleta. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50(5):756-67.

Boyle*, M. J. and Seaver, E. C. (2010). Expression of FoxA and GATA transcription factors correlates with regionalized gut development in two lophotrochozoan marine worms: Chaetopterus (Annelida) and Themiste lageniformis (Sipuncula). EvoDevo 1:2.

Cho, S.-J., Valles, Y., Giani*, V. C., Seaver, E. C. and Weisblat, D. A. (2010). Evolutionary dynamics of the Wnt gene family: a lophotrochozoan perspective. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27(7): 1645-1658 doi:10.1093/molbev/msq052.

Shimeld, S. M., Boyle*, M. J., Brunet, T., Luke, G. N. and Seaver, E. C. (2010). Clustered Fox genes in lophotrochozoans and the evolution of the bilaterian Fox gene cluster. Developmental Biology 340: 234-248.