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