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Axis

In Cartesian charting, a line that bisects a chart. The x-axis cuts a chart horizontally, while the y-axis cuts it vertically.
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fornicata exhibit a variable relationship relative to the arrangement of the A, B, C, and D quadrants and the dorsoventral axis (Henry et al.
For example, patellogastropods (true limpets) and euthyneuran gastropods (pulmonates and opisthobranchs) with equally cleaving eggs depend on regional segregation of morphogenetic determinants to specify the animal-vegetal axis (4), but an inductive interaction between micromeres and one of the macromeres later specifies the dorsoventral axis of the embryo (5, 6).
The current paper investigates differences in reflectivity along the dorsoventral axis of a range of mesopelagic shrimps.
The apparent conservation in the molecular mechanisms leading to the establishment of the dorsoventral axis in the common ancestor of protostomes and deuterostomes (the dpp/sog orthologs) adds to speculation that an existing axis was co-opted for the dorso-ventral axis.