A phylogenetically based transcriptome age index mirrors ontogenetic divergence patterns

@article{DomazetLoo2010APB,
  title={A phylogenetically based transcriptome age index mirrors ontogenetic divergence patterns},
  author={Tomislav Domazet-Lo{\vs}o and Diethard Tautz},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={468},
  pages={815-818}
}
Parallels between phylogeny and ontogeny have been discussed for almost two centuries, and a number of theories have been proposed to explain such patterns. Especially elusive is the phylotypic stage, a phase during development where species within a phylum are particularly similar to each other. Although this has formerly been interpreted as a recapitulation of phylogeny, it is now thought to reflect an ontogenetic progression phase, where strong constraints on developmental regulation and… Expand
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