A new heart for a new head in vertebrate cardiopharyngeal evolution

@article{Diogo2015ANH,
  title={A new heart for a new head in vertebrate cardiopharyngeal evolution},
  author={Rui Diogo and Robert G. Kelly and Lionel A Christiaen and Michael Levine and Janine M Ziermann and Julia L. Molnar and Drew M Noden and Eldad Tzahor},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={520},
  pages={466-473}
}
It has been more than 30 years since the publication of the new head hypothesis, which proposed that the vertebrate head is an evolutionary novelty resulting from the emergence of neural crest and cranial placodes. Neural crest generates the skull and associated connective tissues, whereas placodes produce sensory organs. However, neither crest nor placodes… CONTINUE READING