The lamprey in evolutionary studies

@article{Osrio2008TheLI,
  title={The lamprey in evolutionary studies},
  author={Joana Os{\'o}rio and Sylvie R{\'e}taux},
  journal={Development Genes and Evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={218},
  pages={221-235}
}
Lampreys are a key species to study the evolution of morphological characters at the dawn of Craniates and throughout the evolution of the craniate’s phylum. Here, we review a number of research fields where studies on lampreys have recently brought significant and fundamental insights on the timing and mechanisms of evolution, on the amazing diversification of morphology and on the emergence of novelties among Craniates. We report recent example studies on neural crest, muscle and the… 

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