Futurity.org – Lizard’s new tail no match for original

A multidisciplinary team of scientists examined the anatomical and microscopic make-up of regenerated lizard tails and discovered that the new tails are quite different from the original ones.

The findings are published in a pair of articles featured in the October edition of the journal The Anatomical Record.

“The regenerated lizard tail is not a perfect replica,” says Rebecca Fisher, an associate professor at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine-Phoenix. “There are key anatomical differences including the presence of a cartilaginous rod and elongated muscle fibers spanning the length of the regenerated tail.”

via Futurity.org – Lizard’s new tail no match for original.

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