We observed expression patterns of hedgehog (hh), wingless (wg), and decapentaplegic (dpp) during gut development of Gryllus bimaculatus (the cricket), a typical hemimetabolous insect, and compared with those observed in Drosophila, a typical holometabolous insect. Gryllus hh(Gbhh) and Gbwg are expressed in both foregut and hindgut, while Gbdpp is expressed only in the hindgut: at the boundaries between the small and large intestine, and between the large intestine and rectum. Although the expression patterns of Gbhh and Gbwg are essentially comparable to those observed in Drosophila, the expression pattern of Gbdpp differs from those of the Drosophila dpp.
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