Title

Reduce Your Pelvis in 10,000 Years or Less

Document Type

Article

Journal or Conference Title

Develomental Cell

ISSN

1878-1551

Volume

6

Issue

5

First Page

613

Last Page

614

Publication Date

5-2004

Department

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Abstract

While the avid dieter obsesses about reduction of different body parts, permanent reduction of many structures seems to be achieved relatively effortlessly (though much more slowly) throughout evolution. In a recent article in Nature, Shapiro et al. examine one such example, the genetic basis of pelvic reduction in the threespine stickleback fish (2004). They conclude that a regulatory mutation in the Pitx1 gene is responsible for the pelvic reduction.

Rights

Copyright © 2004 Elsevier Publishing. All rights reserved.

Publisher Statement

Originally published as Protas, M. E., & Tabin, C. J. (2004). Reduce your pelvis in 10,000 years or less. Developmental cell, 6(5), 613-614.