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New insight into the evolution of terrestrial vertebrates

Published: 2013-04-18

New research results published in the scientific journal Nature this week shows that the lungfish, not the coelacanth, is most closely related to the organism that first walked onto land. Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, professor in comparative genomics and director at SciLifeLab in Uppsala, has led the studies where an international consortium of researchers mapped the coelacanth genome and compared it with the DNA of terrestrial vertebrates.

More information is available in a press release from Uppsala University

The article is published in Nature, DOI:10.1038/496283a