Contributions to Zoology, 84 (4) – 2015

Was the tail bud the ancestral centre where the fin developmental program evolved in chordates?

Darko D. Cotoras1, Miguel L. Allende2

1.  FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 653, Santiago, Chile. Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. E-mail: darkocotoras@gmail.com

2.  FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 653, Santiago, Chile

Keywords: Archipterygium hypothesis,co-option,fin fold hypothesis,limb bud.