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

Arthropod cuticle features and arthropod monophyly

  • B. Cutler


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.


Codon Monophyletic Origin Cuticle Protein Arthropod Cuticle Arthropod Class 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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