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The origin of the vertebrate eye

Lamb, Trevor; Pugh, Edward N; Collin, Shaun P


In his considerations of “organs of extreme perfection,” Charles Darwin described the evidence that would be necessary to support the evolutionary origin of the eye, namely, demonstration of the existence of “numerous gradations” from the most primitive eye to the most perfect one, where each such tiny change had provided a survival advantage (however slight) to the organism possessing the subtly altered form. In this paper, we discuss evidence indicating that the vertebrate eye did indeed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution: Education and Outreach
DOI: 10.1007/s12052-008-0091-2


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