Limb evolution. Fish fins or tetrapod limbs--a simple twist of fate?

Curr Biol. 1995 Aug 1;5(8):844-8. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(95)00169-2.

Abstract

Comparisons between Hox gene expression patterns in teleost fins and tetrapod limbs are revealing new insights into the developmental mechanisms underlying the evolutionary transition from fin to limb.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution*
  • Extremities / embryology*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Genes, Homeobox*
  • Zebrafish / embryology
  • Zebrafish / genetics*