Cranial neural crest cell migration in the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri.

@article{Falck2000CranialNC,
  title={Cranial neural crest cell migration in the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri.},
  author={Pierre Falck and Jean J. Joss and Lennart Olsson},
  journal={Evolution & development},
  year={2000},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={179-85}
}
A crucial role for the cranial neural crest in head development has been established for both actinopterygian fishes and tetrapods. It has been claimed, however, that the neural crest is unimportant for head development in the Australian lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri), a member of the group (Dipnoi) which is commonly considered to be the living sister group of the tetrapods. In the present study, we used scanning electron microscopy to study cranial neural crest development in the Australian… CONTINUE READING