In 1867 Alexander Kowalevsky published an account of the development of the cephalochordate Amphioxus lanceolatus (now known as Branchiostoma lanceolatum) (Kowalevsky, 1867). Together with his study of the development of urochordates (Kowalevsky, 1866; 1871), this introduced a new way of thinking about the relationship between the evolution and development of animals, and established the basis for longstanding theories of the evolutionary origin of vertebrates. Some one hundred and fifty year...Expand abstract
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[Peter Holland, homeobox genes, and the developmental basis of animal diversity].
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