Forelimb versus hindlimb skeletal development in the big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus: functional divergence is reflected in chondrocytic performance in Autopodial growth plates.

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The morphology of the chiropteran forelimb demonstrates musculoskeletal specializations for powered flight essentially unique among mammals, including extreme elongation of the distal skeletal elements. Recent studies have focused primarily on the relative timing and levels of gene expression during early stages of endochondral ossification in the… (More)

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@article{Farnum2008ForelimbVH, title={Forelimb versus hindlimb skeletal development in the big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus: functional divergence is reflected in chondrocytic performance in Autopodial growth plates.}, author={Cornelia E. Farnum and Michelle L Tinsley and John W. Hermanson}, journal={Cells, tissues, organs}, year={2008}, volume={187 1}, pages={35-47} }