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Evolution Of Springy Feet In The Desert-Adapted Jerboa

Professor Kim Cooper from UCSD will discuss the evolution and development of limbs of jumping desert mammals. This local professor's work has been featured on PRI's Science Friday.

Abstract:
The three-toed jerboa is a bipedal rodent with extremely long hind legs and a variety of musculoskeletal modifications that allow the animals to leap about in the vast open deserts. Our lab studies the mechanisms acting early in development to shape these extraordinary limbs in order to more broadly understand what controls limb size and structure.

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