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The origin of metazoan larvae

A comparative analysis of developmental transcriptomes across Metazoa provides a quantitative approach to test scenarios of life-cycle evolution and supports an ancestral adult form with later intercalation of larval stages.

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Fig. 1: Transcriptome age and the origin of a larval stage.


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Khalturin, K. The origin of metazoan larvae. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 674–675 (2020).

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