13 APR 2012 by ideonexus

 Amniotic Sac as Space Suit

The most fundamental innovation is the evolution of another fluid-filled sac, the amnion. in which the embryo floats. Amniotic fluid has roughly the same composition as seawater, so that in a very real sense, the amnion is the continuation of the original fish or amphibian eggs together with its microenvironment, just as a space suit contains an astronaut and a fluid that mimics the earth's atmosphere. All of the rest of the amniote egg is add-on technology that is also required for life in a...
Folksonomies: evolution terrestrial
Folksonomies: evolution terrestrial
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For life to use to evolve onto land.