Arthropod cuticle features and arthropod monophyly

  title={Arthropod cuticle features and arthropod monophyly},
  author={Bruce Cutler},
  • B. Cutler
  • Published 1 August 1980
  • Biology
  • Experientia
The following synapomorphic features of the arthropod cuticle: presence of α-chitin, similarity of codons for amino acids in cuticle protein, and occurrence of resilin, are cited as evidence for the monophyletic origin of current arthropod classes. 

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