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(Shipbuilding) an end elevation, showing the conbour of the sides of a ship at certain points of her length.
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Neuromuscular development in Patellogastropoda (Mollusca: Gastropoda) and its importance for reconstructing ancestral gastropod bodyplan features.
In turn, the postcranial remains indicate that Pierolapithecus possessed a modern-hominoid-like, orthograde bodyplan (Moya-Sola et al., 2004; Ward, 2007; Susanna et al., 2010), so that this taxon represents the oldest evidence of orthogrady combined with a cranial morphology more derived than that of hylobatids.
In principle, the variability of the most deeply entrenched characters (those of the bodyplan) should decrease as the number of developmental interactions dependent on them increases (Wimsatt 1986; Gould 1993).
They plotted cell types for modern species against time of origin for their bodyplans [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED], using only modern species that are thought to be primitive representatives of their bodyplans.
Complicated evolution of the Caprellid (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida: Amphipoda) bodyplan, reacquisition or multiple losses of the thoracic limbs and pleons.
For a metazoan species, the absolute number of cells and the number of cell types present is usually thought to indicate the complexity of its bodyplan (1).
Although only about 30-40 [micro]m in size, these males show a sophisticated bodyplan that includes a highly complex musculature (Fig.
Lophotrochozoan invertebrate animals--that is, taxa that commonly have a ciliated larval stage with an anteriorly placed apical organ and one pair of protonephridia as part of their life cycle--exhibit an overwhelming diversity of adult bodyplan phenotypes.
Origin of the metazoan bodyplan: characterization and functional testing of the promoter of the homeobox gene EmH-3 from the freshwater sponge Ephydatia muelleri in Mouse 3T3 cells.
Origin of metazoan bodyplan: characterization and functional testing of the promotor of the homeobox gene EmH-3 from the freshwater sponge Ephydatia muelleri in mouse 3T3 cells.
Valentine, "Two genomic paths to the evolution of complexity in bodyplans," Paleobiology, vol.