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Fin-fold development in paddlefish and catshark and implications for the evolution of the autopod
The evolutionary origin of the autopod involved a loss of the fin-fold and associated dermal skeleton with a concomitant elaboration of the distal endoskeleton to form a wrist and digits.Expand
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Body wall development in lamprey and a new perspective on the origin of vertebrate paired fins
Classical hypotheses regarding the evolutionary origin of paired appendages propose transformation of precursor structures (gill arches and lateral fin folds) into paired fins. During development,Expand
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3D reconstructions of quail-chick chimeras provide a new fate map of the avian scapula.
Limbed vertebrates have functionally integrated postcranial axial and appendicular systems derived from two distinct populations of embryonic mesoderm. The axial skeletal elements arise from theExpand
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HoxD expression in the fin-fold compartment of basal gnathostomes and implications for paired appendage evolution
The role of Homeobox transcription factors during fin and limb development have been the focus of recent work investigating the evolutionary origin of limb-specific morphologies. Here we characterizeExpand
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Variation in timing of ossification affects inferred heterochrony of cranial bones in Lissamphibia
The evolutionary origin of Lissamphibia likely involved heterochrony, as demonstrated by the biphasic lifestyles of most extant orders, differences between Anura (with tadpole‐to‐frogletExpand
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Making teeth to order: conserved genes reveal an ancient molecular pattern in paddlefish (Actinopterygii)
Ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii) are the dominant vertebrate group today (+30 000 species, predominantly teleosts), with great morphological diversity, including their dentitions. How dentalExpand
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Awards, scholarships and grants awarded at the SICB Meeting in January 2009.