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Mammals as a rule have seven cervical vertebrae, a number that remains remarkably constant. Changes of this number are associated with major congenital abnormalities (pleiotropic effects) that are, at least in humans, strongly selected against. Recently, it was...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Veterinary Medicine","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3684
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Background. Ruminants are successful herbivorous mammals, in part due to their specialized forestomachs, the rumen complex, which facilitates the conversion of feed to soluble nutrients by micro-organisms. Is the rumen complex a modified stomach expressing new...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1762

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