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Evolutionary developmental biology

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A comparison of the development of adapted limbs in mammals uncovers multiple avenues to digit loss and highlights that early patterning events are not untouchable by evolutionary tinkering. See Articles p.41 & p.46

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Figure 1: Evolution of digit loss.

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Huang, Bl., Mackem, S. Use it or lose it. Nature 511, 34–35 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13509

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