Harvard DEPARTMENT OF ORGANISMIC AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
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HANKEN LABORATORY
EVOLUTION: MORPHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENT AND SYSTEMATICS

 





Graduate student Liz Sefton studies craniofacial development and evolution. She uses the Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) and the Tropical Clawed Frog (Silurana tropicalis) to delineate the contributions of head mesoderm to the skull and cranial muscles. She compares fate-maps across species to gain insight into how species-specific morphologies develop from the same embryonic tissues.



 
Copyright 1996 James Hanken