The integumental appendages of the turtle shell: An evo-devo perspective

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Moustakas-Verho, Jacqueline; Cherepanov, Gennadii;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22619, doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22619/abstract
  • Subject: TURTLES | HOMOLOGY | 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology | DEVELOPMENTAL EXPRESSION | SCALE | Variation | DEVELOPMENTAL EVOLUTION | EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY | 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology | Scute | SHELL | MATHEMATICAL-MODEL
    mesheuropmc: animal structures

The turtle shell is composed of dorsal armor (carapace) and ventral armor (plastron) covered by a keratinized epithelium. There are two epithelial appendages of the turtle shell: scutes (large epidermal shields separated by furrows and forming a unique mosaic) and tuber... View more
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