Re: webbing

Robert D. C. Saunders (
Thu, 13 Jul 1995 09:17:49

In article <3tufcj$> Alex Duncan <> writes:
>From: Alex Duncan <>
>Subject: webbing
>Date: 11 Jul 1995 18:20:03 GMT
> Perhaps (I'm just guessing here), the potential for webbed
>digits is a genetically ancient trait, going back to Icthyostega and

Possibly. One should also note that the developmental processes leading to
the development of digits include cell death of tissue between the digits. It
requires a relatively small alteration in this process to leave a (variable)
degree of webbing.