- n. Plural form of vertebrate.
“Thus it was that Cuvier came forward with a brand-new classification of the animal kingdom, establishing four great types of being, which he called vertebrates, mollusks, articulates, and radiates.”
“The assessment, in two papers published Tuesday in the journal Science, concludes that the survival of one-fifth of the world's vertebrates is threatened.”
“That means Common Descent, the evolution of complex structures in vertebrates, observations of natural selection, etc.”
“The convergence of the hydrodynamic shape among vertebrates is currently thought to be due to the environment/similar niche/even interactions:”
“Having spent the day so far on obscure Cretaceous vertebrates from the Iberian Peninsula, and on dull editorial work, I thought I'd waste some time and post the following entry on - sorry - not phorusrhacoids, but cassowaries.”
“It is worth noting that there are many genes that can be deleted in vertebrates with no apparent consequences, at least in a laboratory environment.”
“By borrowing mathematical tools from theoretical physics, scientists have recently developed a theory that explains why the brain tissue of humans and other vertebrates is segregated into the familiar "gray matter" and "white matter.”
“Organisms employ evolutionary computation to solve many of the tasks of living (cf. the immune system in vertebrates).”
“Tumors occur in vertebrates of so many kinds that it would not be surprising if neoplastic changes took place in them all.”
“In insects, as well as in vertebrates under standard conditions,”
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