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.


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*