Development of the cypriniform protrusible jaw complex in Danio rerio: constructional insights for evolution.

@article{Staab2010DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the cypriniform protrusible jaw complex in Danio rerio: constructional insights for evolution.},
  author={Katie Lynn Staab and Luz Patricia Hernandez},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={2010},
  volume={271 7},
  pages={814-25}
}
Studies on the evolution of complex biological systems are difficult because the construction of these traits cannot be observed during the course of evolution. Complex traits are defined as consisting of multiple elements, often of differing embryological origins, with multiple linkages integrated to form a single functional unit. An example of a complex system is the cypriniform oral jaw apparatus. Cypriniform fishes possess an upper jaw characterized by premaxillary protrusion during feeding… CONTINUE READING

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