Hello, I am a third year undergraduate student at the University of
Wales, Aberystwyth (U.K.) As part of my degree I have to do a research
project, and as I am interested in amphibians I decided to study the limb
development in the Axolotl. I am aware that digits one and two develop on
the fore limbs first and am interested to know if there are any selective
pressures behind this. Is there any advantage to developing digits one
and two first, does this provide any advantage in the axolotls natural
environment? I would be grateful if you could provide any information
on this subject.I would also be grateful for further contacts.
Thanks, Matthew Whitbread.
My e-mail address is mjw4 at aber.ac.uk