Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 8, pp 953–953 | Cite as

Arthropod cuticle features and arthropod monophyly

  • B. Cutler
Article

Summary

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.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Cutler
    • 1
  1. 1.St. PaulUSA

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