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Genome-scale approaches to resolving incongruence in molecular phylogenies
One of the most pervasive challenges in molecular phylogenetics is the incongruence between phylogenies obtained using different data sets, such as individual genes. To systematically investigate theExpand
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Evo-Devo and an Expanding Evolutionary Synthesis: A Genetic Theory of Morphological Evolution
Biologists have long sought to understand which genes and what kinds of changes in their sequences are responsible for the evolution of morphological diversity. Here, I outline eight principlesExpand
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Integration of positional signals and regulation of wing formation and identity by Drosophila vestigial gene
Appendage formation is organized by signals from discrete sources that presumably act upon downstream genes to control growth and patterning. The Drosophila vestigial gene is selectively required forExpand
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Endless forms most beautiful : the new science of evo devo and the making of the animal kingdom
Carroll argues that it is from the formbased perspective of evo devo that evolutionary principles can be compellingly taught. “The evolution of form is the main drama of life’s story, both as foundExpand
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Chance caught on the wing: cis-regulatory evolution and the origin of pigment patterns in Drosophila
The gain, loss or modification of morphological traits is generally associated with changes in gene regulation during development. However, the molecular bases underlying these evolutionary changesExpand
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Regulation of achaete-scute gene expression and sensory organ pattern formation in the Drosophila wing.
Adult Drosophila possess a large number of sensory organs, including large and small bristles and other types of sensilla, each arising from a single mother cell at particular positions in aExpand
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Genetic control and evolution of sexually dimorphic characters in Drosophila
Sexually dimorphic abdominal pigmentation and segment morphology evolved recently in the melanogaster species group of the fruitfly Drosophila . Here we show that these traits are controlled by theExpand
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Chance and necessity: the evolution of morphological complexity and diversity
The primary foundation for contemplating the possible forms of life elsewhere in the Universe is the evolutionary trends that have marked life on Earth. For its first three billion years, life onExpand
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Pattern formation in a secondary field: a hierarchy of regulatory genes subdivides the developing Drosophila wing disc into discrete subregions.
The legs and wings of insects and vertebrates develop from secondary embryonic fields that arise after the primary body axes have been established. In order to understand how the insect imaginal wingExpand
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The Regulation and Evolution of a Genetic Switch Controlling Sexually Dimorphic Traits in Drosophila
Sexually dimorphic traits play key roles in animal evolution and behavior. Little is known, however, about the mechanisms governing their development and evolution. One recently evolved dimorphicExpand
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