Rather than having acquired the muscle independently, amphioxus
could be a living record of the transition from muscle-based midline to cartilaginous notochord.
genome and the evolution of the chordate karyotype.
Identification and characterization of novel amphioxus
microRNAs by Solexa sequencing.
(also called a lancelet), which is a very distant cousin to humans and other vertebrates.
The prehistoric Amphioxus
, described by the Scottish Government as "elusive", was found in waters off Tankerness in Orkney.
The prehistoric amphioxus
was found in waters off Tankerness in Orkney.
Spanning from the weird to the wonderful, discoveries this year have included the bizarre Amphioxus
and the beautiful yet elusive brightly-coloured flame shell.
These early ancestors of man, thus seen in the dim recesses of time, must have been as simply, or even still more simply organized than the lancelet or amphioxus
2007) reported nine Pax genes in amphioxus
, also lacking eyes, including four newly described homologues of six and eyes absent.
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Instead, they resemble the living invertebrate called amphioxus
, a passive filter-feeding marine animal.
A neurotrophic herpes virus infecting the gastropod, abalone, shares ancestry with oyster herpes virus and a herpes virus associated with amphioxus