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Re: Origins (was: Re: Sharovipteryx)
At 11:32 PM 5/27/00 -0700, Mickey Rowe wrote:
at least two visual pigments. Read my paper if you want details, but
phylogenetic reconstructions of the visual pigment gene histories
strongly indicate that those three animals derived from a common
ancestor that had four pigments. ...
Hmm, this sounds a bit like a paper I read a while back. It had a
phylogenetic tree of the various visual pigments in various vertebrate
groups - including mammals. Was that your paper?
[One interesting bit in the one I read was that mammals had *lost* two of
the "original" four pigments, and primates had independently (re)evolved a
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