Morphogenesis in bat wings: linking development, evolution and ecology.

@article{Adams2008MorphogenesisIB,
  title={Morphogenesis in bat wings: linking development, evolution and ecology.},
  author={Rick A Adams},
  journal={Cells, tissues, organs},
  year={2008},
  volume={187 1},
  pages={13-23}
}
The evolution of powered flight in mammals required specific developmental shifts from an ancestral limb morphology to one adapted for flight. Through studies of comparative morphogenesis, investigators have quantified points and rates of divergence providing important insights into how wings evolved in mammals. Herein I compare growth,development and skeletogenesis of forelimbs between bats and the more ancestral state provided by the rat (Rattus norvegicus)and quantify growth trajectories… CONTINUE READING

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