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The evolutionary origin of flatfish asymmetry.

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All adult flatfishes (Pleuronectiformes), including the gastronomically familiar plaice, sole, turbot and halibut, have highly asymmetrical skulls, with both eyes placed on one side of the head. This arrangement, one of the most extraordinary anatomical specializations among vertebrates, arises through migration of one eye during late larval development. Although the transformation of symmetrical larvae into asymmetrical juveniles is well documented, the evolutionary origins of flatfish asymm...

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10.1038/nature07108

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Volume:
454
Issue:
7201
Pages:
209-212
Publication date:
2008-07-01
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Language:
English
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pubs:153875
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uuid:b847dd97-b768-412b-84ab-384b35d70dab
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153875
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2012-12-19

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