Oxygen binding to haemoglobins of the primitive vertebrate Myxine glutinosa L.

@article{Bauer1975OxygenBT,
  title={Oxygen binding to haemoglobins of the primitive vertebrate Myxine glutinosa L.},
  author={Christian R. K. D. Bauer and U Engels and S. Paleus},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1975},
  volume={256},
  pages={66-68}
}
THE Atlantic hagfish (Myxine glutinosa L.) belongs to the family Myxinidiae which forms along with the family Petromyzonidae (the lampreys) the only living class of jawless vertebrates (Agnatha), the Cyclostomata. These Cyclostomata are considered on morphological1 and physiological2,4 evidence to be the most primitive form of living vertebrates and are distant descendants of fossil forms of Agnatha which were already present during the Ordovician, that is, more than 400 Myr ago1,3.