Marine Vertebrates ~ Marinebio Conservation Society

Vertibrates

While these mammals look more like fish, looking on the configuration of bones of their fins, tells the story of their historic lineage. Cartilage, in the jaws, supplied elastic recoil, permitting for a strong bite and to shortly close round prey. These new vertebrates additionally gained a set of pectoral fins and pelvic fins.

How Many Vertebrates Are

The objective of the VGP is to generate near error-free reference genome assemblies of all sixty six,000 extant vertebrate species. DNA sequences are a map of an organism’s genes, which determine that organism’s traits. Understanding the DNA sequence between all vertebrates will enable the study of how genes have contributed to the evolution and survival of those species. These genomes will be used to handle fundamental questions in biology and disease, to identify species most genetically at risk for extinction, and to protect genetic info of life. The motivation for the VGP … Read More

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