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The Evolution of Modularity in the Mammalian Skull I: Morphological Integration Patterns and Magnitudes
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The data provide evidence that mammalian skull evolution can be viewed as a history of inter-module parcellation, with the modules themselves being more clearly marked in those lineages with lower overall magnitude of integration. Expand
The Evolution of Modularity in the Mammalian Skull II: Evolutionary Consequences
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Simulation of the evolutionary behavior of several mammalian orders in terms of their flexibility, evolvability and constraints in the skull found them to be quite variable among mammals, providing evidence that, despite the stasis in integration patterns, the plasticity in the magnitude of integration in the skulls had important consequences in termsof evolutionary flexibility of the mammalian lineages. Expand
Skull modularity in neotropical marsupials and monkeys: size variation and evolutionary constraint and flexibility.
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This article uses the multivariate response to selection equation to simulate the behavior of Eutheria and Metharia skulls in terms of their evolutionary flexibility and constraints, and relates these results to classical approaches based on morphological integration tests based on functional/developmental hypotheses. Expand
SIZE VARIATION, GROWTH STRATEGIES, AND THE EVOLUTION OF MODULARITY IN THE MAMMALIAN SKULL
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It is demonstrated that a large portion of the evolution of modularity in the mammalian skull is associated to the evolutionof growth strategies, leading to high correlations among traits regardless of any underlying modular process and impacting directly their potential to respond to selection. Expand
Evolutionary history of the recruitment of conserved developmental genes in association to the formation and diversification of a novel trait
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The evolutionary history of gene (co-)recruitment is consistent with both divergence from a recruited putative ancestral network, and with independent co-option of individual genes, which underscores the importance of widening the representation of phylogenetic, morphological, and genetic diversity. Expand
Non-volant mammals, Parque Nacional do Catimbau, Vale do Catimbau, Buíque, state of Pernambuco, Brazil, with karyologic data
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The results of a terrestrial small mammal survey at one National Park in the northeastern Brazil are reported and new occurrence localities are added for several small mammal species of this region, provide karyotypic information and register an undescribed species of arboreal rat of the genus Rhipidomys. Expand
DnB, the Database of Nymphalids in Brazil, with a Checklist for Standardized Species Lists
ABSTRACT. DnB (Database of nymphalids in Brazil) centralizes the state of the art of all Nymphalidae species lists ever reported in Brazil. Butterflies are diverse, ecologically relevant,Expand
Pharmacological and surgical experiments on wing pattern development of Lepidoptera, with a focus on the eyespots of saturniid moths
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Published data on the effects of the medical drug heparin, known to affect wing pattern development in Lepidoptera, is reviewed and novel experiments using this drug are reported on, discussing the commonalities and differences between these two species. Expand
Morphological diversification through the evolution of developmental hierarchies
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This work explored the relationship of developmental hierarchies with phenotypic variation using multiple approaches in a morphologically diverse, ecologically relevant, and developmentally tractable system: butterfly wing patterns and developed a functional assay based on a pharmacological approach of late pupal wings in cul-de-sac. Expand
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