Upper-Limb Evolution and Development

Marzke, Mary W.
July 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2009 Supplement 4, Vol. 91-A, p26
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the phylogenetic and functional analyses on the evolution and development of human forelimb. The phylogenetic approach identifies the traits shared with and derived from other species, while the functional analytic approach involves connecting the morphology of shared derived traits to behavior. It is noted that the forelimb of human is a pattern of morphological features reflecting the evolutionary history of locomotor and manipulative behaviors.


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