Function and control of the fish secondary vascular system, a contrast to mammalian lymphatic systems.

@article{Rummer2014FunctionAC,
  title={Function and control of the fish secondary vascular system, a contrast to mammalian lymphatic systems.},
  author={Jodie L Rummer and Shifei Wang and John F Steffensen and David J. Randall},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={217 Pt 5},
  pages={
          751-7
        }
}
Teleost fishes and mammalian lineages diverged 400 million years ago, and environmental requirements (water versus air) have resulted in marked differences in cardiovascular function between fish and mammals. Suggestions that the fish secondary vascular system (SVS) could be used as a model for the mammalian lymphatic system should be taken with caution. Despite molecular markers indicating similar genetic origin, functions of the SVS in teleost fish are probably different from those of the… CONTINUE READING
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