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  • n. Plural form of vertebrate.


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  • 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.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume IV: Modern Development of the Chemical and Biological Sciences

  • 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.

    A War Against Extinction

  • That means Common Descent, the evolution of complex structures in vertebrates, observations of natural selection, etc.

    Attached to Strings

  • The convergence of the hydrodynamic shape among vertebrates is currently thought to be due to the environment/similar niche/even interactions:

    Biomolecular Networks

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • 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.

    Another Protozoan and Front-Loading

  • 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."

    January 12th, 2006

  • Organisms employ evolutionary computation to solve many of the tasks of living (cf. the immune system in vertebrates).

    Demarcation, Credentials, and Science Education

  • Tumors occur in vertebrates of so many kinds that it would not be surprising if neoplastic changes took place in them all.

    Peyton Rous - Nobel Lecture

  • In insects, as well as in vertebrates under standard conditions,

    August Krogh - Biography


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