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Acorn worms in a nutshell

The genome sequences of two members of the hemichordate group of marine invertebrates bring the evolution of their relatives, including vertebrates, into sharper focus. See Article p.459

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Figure 1: Pharyngeal gill slits.

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Figure 2: Deuterostome relationships.

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