Posts Tagged ‘Vertebrates’

Hemoglobin-oxygen affinity in high-altitude vertebrates: is there evidence for an adaptive trend? [REVIEW]

Jay F. Storz
In air-breathing vertebrates at high altitude, fine-tuned adjustments in hemoglobin (Hb)–O2 affinity provide an energetically efficient means of mitigating the effects of arterial hypoxemia. However, it is not always clear whether an…

University of Leicester discovery sheds light on how vertebrates see

Leicester, UK (SPX) Aug 05, 2016

New research led by the University of Leicester has overturned a long-standing theory on how vertebrates evolved their eyes by identifying remarkable details of the retina in the eyes of 300 million year-old lamprey…

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