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Tue February 14, 2012 By: Manvi Garg

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHORDATES, VERTEBRATES AND INVERTEBRATES?? PLEASE CAN YOU TELL ME BEFORE 18TH MARCH

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Meghna Thapar
Wed February 15, 2012
Chordates have a notochord, dorsally located nerve. Vertebrates have a vertebrae or a back bone. All vertebrates are chordates, but not all chordates are vertebrates.
The main difference between vertebrates and invertebrates is that invertebrates do not have a backbone or a spinal column. Examples of vertebrates include humans, birds and snakes while examples of invertebrates include insects and flatworms.
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