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Hox genes and link to evolutionary developmental biology

By | May 6, 2021

So much of talk is going around about Hox genes in the field of evolution and some might wonder what makes them so important in this field as well, along with developmental biology. What is that we are going to learn about evolution by studying Hox proteins? or to put it in another way :… Read More »

Drosophila Fushi Tarazu : A segmentation gene with ancient Hox function

By | May 6, 2021

Evolution is not always about inventing new proteins but using the same old proteins in different ways to attain a new function and thereby modifying the body plan, leading to the development of new species. Drosophila fushi tarazu serves as a great example for evolution in action and this was demonstrated by Ulrike Lohr lab… Read More »

Tiktaalik – A transitional fossil : bridging the evolutionary gap between sea and land animals

By | May 3, 2021

Tiktaalik is a 375 million year old fossil discovered in Arctic Canada by a team of researchers led by Neil Shubin, Edward Daeschler, and Farish Jenkins in the year 2006. Tiktaalik is technically a fish with scales and gills, however has the flattened head of a crocodile and unusual fins. Due to presence of a… Read More »