News Release 10-128
From the Heart: How Cells Divide to Form Different but Related Muscle Groups
Discovery of an evolutionary trait from our earliest ancestors could provide insight into the early development of human embryos
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This video explains how studies of developing sea squirts provide scientists with clues about the evolutionary origin of the heart-jaw connection in vertebrates.
Credit: National Science Foundation
"Early Chordate Origins of the Vertebrate Second Heart Field" appears in the July 30 issue of the journal Science.
Credit: Copyright AAAS 2010
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