Thursday, July 27, 2006

Scientists discover evolutionary origin of fins, limbs

This midline -- think of the dorsal, tail and anal fins of a fish - is where the genetic template to produce fins originated, about 100 million years before paired fins evolved and about 200 million years before paired fins evolved into limbs, according to University of Florida genetics researchers.

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Still - it is a great find and another link in the evolutionary chain.

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1 comment:

John Latter said...

The Nature paper the above is based on is currently available here but the link may not work for ever because it's an advance publication.

John Latter / Jorolat
(Evolution Research)