Reconstructing the eyes of Urbilateria.

@article{Arendt2001ReconstructingTE,
  title={Reconstructing the eyes of Urbilateria.},
  author={D. Arendt and J. Wittbrodt},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={356 1414},
  pages={
          1545-63
        }
}
  • D. Arendt, J. Wittbrodt
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
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