Speical News ReportBiology

Crab Legs and Lobster Claws

Science  04 Jul 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5322, pp. 36
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5322.36

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Summary

From the microscopic water flea to the tasty Alaskan king crab, crustaceans owe much of their success to the number and variety of their legs. New developmental studies show that a seemingly simple change in where two genes are expressed may be responsible for some of this diversity.

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