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The amazing amphioxus: Evolutionary leap over 500 million years ago gives new
Dr Ferrier, of The Scottish Oceans Institute at St Andrews, added, “Amphioxus is proving to be an excellent animal with which to understand various aspects of the evolution of vertebrate genomes, including the human genome.
Lancelet genome shows how genes quadrupled during vertebrate evolution
"Amphioxus and humans had a common ancestor 550 million years ago, which allows us to use amphioxus as a surrogate for that ancestor in terms of understanding how vertebrate genomes evolved," said Daniel S. Rokhsar, a faculty member in the ...
Lancelet (amphioxus) genome and the origin of vertebrates
Those of you who took high school biology may remember the lancelet, also known as the amphioxus.
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