Turtle Genome Analysis Sheds Light On Turtle Ancestry and Shell Evolution
by Science Daily staff
Apr. 28, 2013 — From which ancestors have turtles evolved? How did they get their shell? New data provided by the Joint International Turtle Genome Consortium, led by researchers from RIKEN in Japan, BGI in China, and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK provides evidence that turtles are not primitive reptiles but belong to a sister group of birds and crocodiles. The work also sheds light on the evolution of the turtle’s intriguing morphology and reveals that the turtle’s shell evolved by recruiting genetic information encoding for the limbs…
(read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130428144848.htm)
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reference:
Zhuo Wang, Juan Pascual-Anaya, Amonida Zadissa, et al. The draft genomes of soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle yield insights into the development and evolution of the turtle-specific body plan. Nature Genetics, 2013; DOI: 10.1038/ng.2615

Turtle Genome Analysis Sheds Light On Turtle Ancestry and Shell Evolution

by Science Daily staff

Apr. 28, 2013 — From which ancestors have turtles evolved? How did they get their shell? New data provided by the Joint International Turtle Genome Consortium, led by researchers from RIKEN in Japan, BGI in China, and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK provides evidence that turtles are not primitive reptiles but belong to a sister group of birds and crocodiles. The work also sheds light on the evolution of the turtle’s intriguing morphology and reveals that the turtle’s shell evolved by recruiting genetic information encoding for the limbs…

(read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130428144848.htm)

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reference:

Zhuo Wang, Juan Pascual-Anaya, Amonida Zadissa, et al. The draft genomes of soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle yield insights into the development and evolution of the turtle-specific body plan. Nature Genetics, 2013; DOI: 10.1038/ng.2615

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