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1, 2, 3: Counting the fingers on a chicken wing

Martin D Carkett and Malcolm PO Logan*

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Division of Developmental Biology, MRC National Institute of Medical Research, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1AA, UK

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Genome Biology 2011, 12:130  doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-10-130

Published: 28 October 2011


RNA-seq transcriptomics of digit primordia in the developing chick wing and leg has clarified a long-standing dispute between paleontologists and embryologists about evolutionary homology.

Chick digit identity; digit loss; RNA-seq; theropod evolution