Guest: Mike Shapiro
Mike joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his work on what controls whether pigeons have scaly or feathered feet, and reveals that the hindlimbs of domestic birds with feathery feet are more like wings at the molecular level.
Links for this episode
- Shapiro Laboratory
- Shifts in limb identity underlie development of feathered feet (eLife)
- Photo of Muffed Fairy Swallow by Sydney Stringham
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