Development of the central and peripheral nervous systems in the lamprey.

  title={Development of the central and peripheral nervous systems in the lamprey.},
  author={Yasunori Murakami and Aki Watanabe},
  journal={Development, growth & differentiation},
  volume={51 3},
Vertebrate brains are highly organized structures that show remarkable diversity throughout the animal groups. Among the vertebrates, the agnathan animals, which diverged from the gnathostomes early in the evolution of the vertebrates, occupy a key phylogenetic position in order to clarify the origin and evolution of the brain. We found that the lamprey brain has the basic molecular mechanisms necessary to form brain compartments. Conversely, the telencephalon and cerebellum display gnathostome… CONTINUE READING


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