Dual origin and segmental organisation of the avian scapula.

  title={Dual origin and segmental organisation of the avian scapula.},
  author={Ruijin Huang and Qixia Zhi and Ketan B. Patel and J{\"o}rg Wilting and B. G. Christ},
  volume={127 17},
Bones of the postcranial skeleton of higher vertebrates originate from either somitic mesoderm or somatopleural layer of the lateral plate mesoderm. Controversy surrounds the origin of the scapula, a major component of the shoulder girdle, with both somitic and lateral plate origins being proposed. Abnormal scapular development has been described in the naturally occurring undulated series of mouse mutants, which has implicated Pax1 in the formation of this bone. Here we addressed the… CONTINUE READING
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