E Benito-Gutiérrez, D Arendt
Journal name: 
Curr Biol
Citation info: 
Whether the highly centralised nervous systems of chordates and protostomes arose from a common ancestral precursor or independently has been a long-standing debate. Now, analysis of neural gene expression in an evolutionarily important chordate outgroup--the sand-dwelling, hemichordate acorn worms--reveals the presence of a central and peripheral nervous system, suggesting a common origin of central nervous systems.
E-pub date: 
11 Aug 2009
Users with this publication listed: 
Elia Benito-Gutierrez