Arthropod cuticle features and arthropod monophyly
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- Cutler, B. Experientia (1980) 36: 953. doi:10.1007/BF01953812
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The following synapomorphic features of the arthropod cuticle: presence of α-chitin, similarity of codons for amino acids in cuticle protein, and occurrence of resilin, are cited as evidence for the monophyletic origin of current arthropod classes.