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MEDIA ADVISORY: “Inside Alligators: Functional Anatomy and Evolution” to be Discussed at MU Saturday Morning Science Lecture

February 12th, 2011

Story Contact: MU News Bureau, 573-882-6211, munewsbureau@missouri.edu

WHAT: This week’s Saturday Morning Science discussion at the University of Missouri features Casey Holliday, who will discuss “Inside Alligators: Functional Anatomy and Evolution.”

Holliday will dispel the myth that crocodilians are “living fossils” by discussing recent discoveries such as bird-like lungs, plant-eating species and many other revelations.

Saturday Morning Science is a weekly series of lectures on scientific topics. No science background is required to attend – just an interest in science and the topic.

WHO: Casey Holliday, assistant professor of anatomy in the department of pathology and anatomical sciences in the MU School of Medicine

WHERE: Monsanto Auditorium, Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center, MU Campus      

WHEN:
 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 12.

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public. A complete listing of this year’s Saturday Morning Science topics is available at: http://satscience.missouri.edu

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