Today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts one step in the life cycle of the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina, that of sexual maturity. In comparison to the previous stage, it has lost the characteristic blue and orange dots.
- Fig. 1H of the article Dynamic expression of ancient and novel molluscan shell genes during ecological transitions, published in 2007 by Daniel J Jackson, Gert Wörheide and Bernard M Degnan in BMC Evolutionary Biology.
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