Tunicates push the limits of animal evo-devo

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The phylum to which humans belong, Chordata, takes its name from one of the major shared derived features of the group, the notochord. All chordates have a notochord, at least during embryogenesis, and there is little doubt about notochord homology at the morphological level. A study in BMC Evolutionary Biology now shows that there is greater variability in the molecular genetics underlying notochord development than previously appreciated.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
JournalBMC Biology
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2011


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