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Evolution of phenotypic plasticity: where are we going now?
  • M. Pigliucci
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1 September 2005
The study of phenotypic plasticity has progressed significantly over the past few decades. We have moved from variation for plasticity being considered as a nuisance in evolutionary studies to itExpand
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Phenotypic plasticity and evolution by genetic assimilation
SUMMARY In addition to considerable debate in the recent evolutionary literature about the limits of the Modern Synthesis of the 1930s and 1940s, there has also been theoretical and empiricalExpand
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Is evolvability evolvable?
In recent years, biologists have increasingly been asking whether the ability to evolve — the evolvability — of biological systems, itself evolves, and whether this phenomenon is the result ofExpand
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Evolution, the Extended Synthesis
In the six decades since the publication of Julian Huxley's Evolution: The Modern Synthesis, the spectacular empirical advances in the biological sciences have been accompanied by equally significantExpand
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Phenotypic integration: studying the ecology and evolution of complex phenotypes
Phenotypic integration refers to the study of complex patterns of covariation among functionally related traits in a given organism. It has been investigated throughout the 20th century, but has onlyExpand
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  • M. Pigliucci
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 December 2007
Abstract The Modern Synthesis (MS) is the current paradigm in evolutionary biology. It was actually built by expanding on the conceptual foundations laid out by its predecessors, Darwinism andExpand
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Making Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology
"Making Sense of Evolution" explores contemporary evolutionary biology, focusing on the elements of theories-selection, adaptation, and species-that are complex and open to multiple possibleExpand
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Genotype–phenotype mapping and the end of the ‘genes as blueprint’ metaphor
  • M. Pigliucci
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 27 February 2010
In a now classic paper published in 1991, Alberch introduced the concept of genotype–phenotype (G→P) mapping to provide a framework for a more sophisticated discussion of the integration betweenExpand
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What, if Anything, Is an Evolutionary Novelty?
The idea of phenotypic novelty appears throughout the evolutionary literature. Novelties have been defined so broadly as to make the term meaningless and so narrowly as to apply only to a limitedExpand
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An Extended Synthesis for Evolutionary Biology
  • M. Pigliucci
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1 June 2009
Evolutionary theory is undergoing an intense period of discussion and reevaluation. This, contrary to the misleading claims of creationists and other pseudoscientists, is no harbinger of a crisis butExpand
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