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Stewart, TA, JB Lemberg, NK Taft, I Yoo, EB Daeschler, NH Shubin. Dorsoventral asymmetry in the dermal rays of tetrapodomorph paired fins. In Review at PNAS.



[11] Stewart, TAC Liang, JL Cotney, JP Noonan, JT Sanger, GP Wagner†. 2019. Evidence against tetrapod-wide digit identities and for a limited frame shift in bird wings. Nature Communications. 10: 3244. link | pdf + SI

Behind the Paper blog post: link

[10] Stewart, TA, MM Bonilla, RK Ho, ME Hale. 2019. Adipose fin development and its relation to the evolutionary origins of median fins. Scientific Reports. 9:512. link | PDF

[9]  Stewart TA†, R Bhat, SA Newman. 2017. The evolutionary origin of digit patterning. EvoDevo. 8:21. linkPDF

[8]  Love, AC, TA Stewart†, GP Wagner, SA Newman. 2017. Perspectives on Integrating Generic and Genetic Explanations of Evolution and Development. Integrative and Comparative Biology. link | PDF

[7]  Ross, CF†, J Iriarte-Diaz, DA Reed, TA Stewart, and AB Taylor. 2016. In vivo bone strain in the mandibular corpus of Cebus (Sapajus) apella during different feeding behaviors. The Journal of Human Evolution. 98:36-65. link | PDF

[6]  Bhatt, R†, M Chakraborty, T Glimm, TA Stewart, and SA Newman†. 2016. Deep phylogenomics of a galectin-based tetrapod limb patterning network. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16(162): 1-11. link | PDF

[5]  Aiello, BR*†, TA Stewart*†, and ME Hale. 2016. Mechanosensation in an adipose fin. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283 (1826): 1-5. link | PDF

[4]  Stewart, TA. 2015. The origin of a new fin skeleton through tinkering. Biology Letters 11: 20150415; DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0415. link | PDF

[3]  Stewart, TA†, WL Smith, and MI Coates. 2014. The origins of adipose fins: an analysis of homoplasy and the serial homology of vertebrate appendages. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281(1781): 20133120. link | PDF  

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[2]  Stewart, TA and ME Hale. 2012. First description of a musculoskeletal linkage in an adipose fin: Innovations for active control in a primitively passive appendage. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280 (1750):20122159.  link | PDF

[1]  Stewart, TA and RC Albertson†. 2010. Evolution of a unique predatory feeding apparatus: functional anatomy, development and a genetic locus for jaw laterality in Lake Tanganyika scale-eating cichlids. BMC Biology 8:8. link | PDF