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  • n. Plural form of chordate.


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  • But from the article, all that we know is that RAs have been found in chordates and in sea urchins — both multicellular organisms.

    Ancient signalling machinery

  • Another character that unites the chordates is the pharyngeal arches and pouches sometimes inaccurately called gill arches and gill slits.

    Haeckel had a point - The Panda's Thumb

  • The restoration of adults from fragments of blood vessels in botryllid ascidians (termed whole body regeneration [WBR]) represents an inimitable event in the chordates, which is poorly understood on the mechanistic level.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • In the PC tradition, ID allows for a fair amount of microevolution, but supporters deny that mutation and natural selection are adequate to explain the evolution of one "kind" to another, such as chordates from echinoderms, or human beings from apes.

    An Historic Tidbit

  • Then the Sarah Palin/Rush Limbaugh wing of the party are not even chordates.

    Congresswoman says some senators 'Neanderthals'

  • Though brains don't normally fossilize, we do have a great deal of fossil evidence revealing the long evolutionary history of chordates.

    Assessing Fault

  • Oh and humans are primates which are mammals which are vertebrates which are chordates which are animals so once again you are completely wrong.

    Evolution Weekend -- 2010 - The Panda's Thumb

  • For example, the notochord is a character that provides internal structural support and unites all members of the phylum Chordata or chordates, animals with notochords and pharyngeal arches, among other characteristics.

    Haeckel had a point - The Panda's Thumb

  • In the two other subphyla of the chordates, Cephalochordata and Urochordata, the notochord is either maintained in the adult (Cephalochordata such as Lancelets) or present in the larval form and lost during metamorphosis into the adult form (Urochordata such as Tunicates).

    Haeckel had a point - The Panda's Thumb

  • While it is not possible at this time to reconstruct a step-by-step evolutionary pathway for this cascade, the outline for its increased complexity as we go from primative chordates to land vertebrates (in order of evolutionary emergence) is clear.

    Behe's Test


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