Amphioxus: a peaceful anchovy fillet to illuminate Chordate Evolution (I)

@article{GarciaFernndez2006AmphioxusAP,
  title={Amphioxus: a peaceful anchovy fillet to illuminate Chordate Evolution (I)},
  author={Jordi Garcia-Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={International Journal of Biological Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={30 - 31}
}
The cephalochordate amphioxus occupies a central place in evolutionary thoughts to the origin of Vertebrates. With a prototypical vertebrate-like body plan and a preduplicative genome, the friendly lancelet seems to be in morphological and genetic motionless since its separation from the major branch of evolution that eventually ended up in our corner in the Animal Kingdom. This makes it an ideal model system with which, with the current development of genomic and experimental tools, an Evo… CONTINUE READING