Getting a Backbone—The Story of Vertebrates
Lecture no. 19 from the course: A New History of Life
Taught by Professor Stuart Sutherland | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Search for the earliest vertebrates, which arose from chordates—animals with a rod-shaped notochord. Also probe the mystery of an extinct chordate called the conodont, which is valuable in oil exploration. Finally, discover why we have calcium phosphate skeletons.