Developmental plasticity and the origin of tetrapods

@article{Standen2014DevelopmentalPA,
  title={Developmental plasticity and the origin of tetrapods},
  author={E. Standen and Trina Y Du and H. C. Larsson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2014},
  volume={513},
  pages={54-58}
}
  • E. Standen, Trina Y Du, H. C. Larsson
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The origin of tetrapods from their fish antecedents, approximately 400 million years ago, was coupled with the origin of terrestrial locomotion and the evolution of supporting limbs. Polypterus is a member of the basal-most group of ray-finned fish (actinopterygians) and has many plesiomorphic morphologies that are comparable to elpistostegid fishes, which are stem tetrapods. Polypterus therefore serves as an extant analogue of stem tetrapods, allowing us to examine how developmental plasticity… CONTINUE READING
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