Standard Event System
The "Standard Event System" (SES) to Study Vertebrate Embryos was developed in 2009 to establish a common language in comparative embryology. Homologous developmental characters are defined therein and should be recognisable in all vertebrate embryos. The SES includes a protocol on how to describe and depict vertebrate embryonic characters. The SES was initially developed for external developmental characters of organogenesis, particularly for turtle embryos. However, it is expandable both taxonomically and in regard to anatomical or molecular characters. This article should act as an overview on the species staged with SES and protocol the expansions of this system. New entries need to be validated based on the citation of scientific publications. The guideline on how to establish new SES-characters and to describe species can be found in the original paper of Werneburg (2009).
Overview on the vertebrate species staged with SES. "Original" means that the SES-staging was not derived from an other staging system.
New SES-characters are continuously descripted in new publications. Currently, characters of organogenesis are described for Vertebrata, Gnathostomata, Tetrapoda, Amniota, Sauropsida, Squamata, Mammalia, and Monotremata.
- Werneburg (2009). A Standard System to Study Vertebrate Embryos. PLoS ONE 4(6): e5887. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0005887
- Werneburg I and Sánchez-Villagra MS (2009). Timing of organogenesis support basal position of turtles in the amniote tree of life. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9:82 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/9/82
- Werneburg I, Hugi J, Müller J, Sánchez-Villagra MS (2009). Embryogenesis and ossification of Emydura subglobosa (Testudines, Pleurodira, Chelidae) and patterns of turtle development. Developmental Dynamics, Volume 238, Issue 11 Pages 2770-2786 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dvdy.22104/abstract
- Polachowski KM and Werneburg I (2013). Late embryos and bony skull development in Bothropoides jararaca (Serpentes, Viperidae). Zoology
- Roscito and Rodriges (2012). Embryonic development of the fossorial gymnophthalmid lizards Nothobachia ablephara and Calyptommatus sinebranchiatus. Zoology 115:302-318
- Werneburg I and Sánchez-Villagra MR (2011). The early development of the echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus (Mammalia: Monotremata) and patterns of mammalian development. Acta Zoologica. 82(1) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1463-6395.2009.00447.x/abstract
- Werneburg I, Tzika AC, Hautier L, Asher RJ, Milinkovitch MC, Sánchez-Villagra MR (2013). Development and embryonic staging in non-model organisms: the case of an afrotherian mammal. The Journal of Anatomy 222:2-18