6 - The Naked Fly
from Part II - Flies
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 26 February 2021
The abnormal animal that introduces this chapter is a fly with no bristles. It turns out that flies "know" where to make bristles based on a GPS system of area codes in their genome. Humans probably have one too, but no one has located it yet. The chapter discusses the evolution of nakedness in humans and the genetics of why.
- Animal AnomaliesWhat Abnormal Anatomies Reveal about Normal Development, pp. 81 - 104Publisher: Cambridge University PressPrint publication year: 2021