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Title: Tunicates push the limits of animal evo-devo
Authors: Ferrier, David Ellard Keith
Keywords: QH301 Biology
Issue Date: 20-Jan-2011
Citation: Ferrier , D E K 2011 , ' Tunicates push the limits of animal evo-devo ' BMC Biology , vol 9 , 3 . , 10.1186/1741-7007-9-3
Abstract: The phylum to which humans belong, Chordata, takes its name from one of the major shared derived features of the group, the notochord. All chordates have a notochord, at least during embryogenesis, and there is little doubt about notochord homology at the morphological level. A study in BMC Evolutionary Biology now shows that there is greater variability in the molecular genetics underlying notochord development than previously appreciated.
Version: Publisher PDF
Status: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 1741-7007
Type: Journal item
Rights: © 2011 Ferrier; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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