[Taxacom] Evolution of molluscs and other invertebrates
jim.croft at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 18:32:04 CDT 2009
given the unholy orgiastic miscegenous soup of eggs and sperm in the
ocean, it's a miracle that genetics and evolution work at all. :)
On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Dr. David Campbell<amblema at bama.ua.edu> wrote:
> Quoting Bob Mesibov <mesibov at southcom.com.au>:
>> Richard Petit wrote:
>> "Don't forget that Mollusca has bivalved gastropods."
>> Candidate case for horizontal gene transfer of developmental genes?
> No. The details of bivalved form are rather different. In particular,
> the snails start out with a fairly normal single shell before starting
> to grow the second valve. I think a recent paper actually looked at
> some key developmental genes and found the pattern to be different.
> Bivalved body plans turn up here and there in several taxa (various
> Crustacea, Brachiopoda, diatoms, etc.)
> There are also good transitional forms in the early Cambrian mollusks
> going from single shelled to bivalves.
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