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Research Article

A New Mechanistic Scenario for the Origin and Evolution of Vertebrate Cartilage

  • Maria Cattell,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Su Lai,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Robert Cerny,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Daniel Meulemans Medeiros mail

    daniel.medeiros@colorado.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Published: July 22, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0022474
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Maria Cattell, Su Lai, Daniel Meulemans Medeiros
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Robert Cerny
Department of Zoology, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Corresponding Author

Email: daniel.medeiros@colorado.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DMM. Performed the experiments: MC SL RC DMM. Analyzed the data: RC DMM. Wrote the paper: DMM.