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From Embryology to Evo-Devo: A History of Developmental Evolution
From Embryology to Evo-Devo offers diverse perspectives on the history of efforts to understand the links between development and evolution and reflects on the past and future of evo-devo, particularly on the interdisciplinary nature of the field.
Homology in Development and the Development of the Homology Concept1
- M. Laubichler
- 1 October 2000
Abstract Homology is a central concept for Developmental Evolution. Here I argue that homology should be explained within the reference processes of development and evolution; development because it…
The origin and evolution of cell types
An evolutionary definition of a cell type is proposed that allows cell types to be delineated and compared within and between species, and the distinction between developmental and evolutionary lineages is discussed.
Rupert Riedl and the re-synthesis of evolutionary and developmental biology: body plans and evolvability.
This paper reviews the scientific career of Rupert Riedl and his contributions to evolutionary biology. Rupert Riedl, a native of Vienna, Austria, began his career as a marine biologist who made…
A pluralistic and integrated approach to action-oriented knowledge for sustainability
Sustainability science needs more systematic approaches for mobilizing knowledge in support of interventions that may bring about transformative change. In this Perspective, we contend that…
The glocal curriculum: A model for transnational collaboration in higher education for sustainable development
Development and evolution of caste dimorphism in honeybees – a modeling approach
Using theoretical modeling and empirical data from honeybees, it is shown that there is no discrete larval developmental switch and a combination of larval development plasticity and nurse worker feeding behavior make up a colony-level social and physiological system that regulates development and produces the caste dimorphism.
Natural Enemies--Metaphor or Misconception?
The problem is that metaphorical abstractions all too easily turn familiar human experiences into normative statements about nature, and using bellicose and unnecessary terms like "enemy" therefore carries both real and conceptual risks.
Evolutionary Developmental Biology Offers a Significant Challenge to the Neo-Darwinian Paradigm
- M. Laubichler
- 11 November 2009
Character identification in evolutionary biology: The role of the organism
It is argued that an organismic perspective in character identification can alleviate a structural deficiency of mathematical models in biology relative to the ones in the physical sciences.