Secret to Origin of Genitalia lies in Limbs: Study

November 6, 2014 5:52 PM

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Secret to Origin of Genitalia lies in Limbs: Study

As per a new research by Harvard Medical School team, genitals have most probably developed from the same cells that formed hind legs in lizards or that leads to the development of vestiges of limb buds in snakes.

Limbs, lungs and novel way of reproduction were required when animals were coming out of the water to settle on the land. As a result of the evolution process crocodiles, birds and mammals developed one penis and lizards and snakes developed two.

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