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Fish DNA For Fingers
2014-01-22 12:35:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from a team of Swiss researchers published in the journal PLOS Biology has found that our fish ancestors had the genetic machinery for fingers, but these structures did not develop until the evolution of limbs in amphibians. “The basics of the regulatory mechanism are there in the fish,” said study author Denis Duboule, a geneticist at the University of Geneva and Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne....

2013-09-30 23:39:09

The new CFO tablet edition is packed with the same useful, high-quality information you’ve come to expect from us—delivered in a deeper, richer format that’s uniquely suited to the iPad. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 CFO Publishing, leading publisher of news and information for senior finance professionals, today announced the release of their CFO Tablet Edition for the iPad, a new app built specifically for the tablet format that includes interactive graphics, engaging...

The Land Invasion Race: The Evolution Of Fins To Limbs
2013-07-07 19:51:23

Society for Experimental Biology Why did animals with limbs win the race to invade land over those with fins? A new study comparing the forces acting on fins of mudskipper fish and on the forelimbs of tiger salamanders can now be used to analyze early fossils that spanned the water-to-land transition in tetrapod evolution, and further understand their capability to move on land. Research conducted by Sandy Kawano and Richard Blob at Clemson University compared terrestrial locomotion in...

2012-08-08 23:03:05

Online tech blog Rapid Tech Review is releasing a series of animated web videos that will introduce users to the website´s different features on emerging technology. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 Online tech blog Rapid Tech Review has just announced that they will be releasing a series of animated web videos on YouTube and other channels that will help introduce their potential customers to their list of different features on emerging technology and the latest...

2012-02-28 08:00:00

Yakible Magazine and its related publications asks its readers to suspend common beliefs as it relates to the world of work, economy, politics, government and religion. Cheyenne, WY (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 In a recent interview with Yakible Magazine's Delwyn Smith (Editor-in-Chief), it was announced that the Wyoming based Lab313 Corp has launched a new set of digital media publications under the name of "Yakible" http://www.lab313.com/yakiblemagissue2. Yakible consists of three flip...

African Lungfish Research Hints At New Evolutionary Step
2011-12-13 13:44:14

Researchers have revealed that the African lungfish can use its thin pelvic limbs to propel itself forward. The team's discovery reshuffles the order of evolutionary events leading up to creatures being able to walk, and also suggests that fossil tracks long thought to be the work of early tetrapods could have been produced instead by lobe-finned ancestors of the lungfish. "In a number of these trackways, the animals alternate their limbs, which suggested that they must have been made...

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  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.