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Curr Biol. 2016 May 9;26(9):R367-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.016.

Zoology: A New Mouth for Amphioxus.

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Institute of Molecular Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic. Electronic address: soukup@img.cas.cz.
2
Institute of Molecular Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic.

Abstract

Deuterostomes - a key subdivision of animals - are characterized by the mouth developing anteriorly as a rupture between the outer epithelium and the foregut wall. A new study of amphioxus challenges this view and proposes separate evolutionary origins of deuterostome oral openings.

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27166696
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.016
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