D'Arcy Thompson and the theory of transformations

  title={D'Arcy Thompson and the theory of transformations},
  author={Wallace Arthur},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  • W. Arthur
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
Understanding how developmental processes are altered evolutionarily to produce changes in organismal form is one of the great challenges of evo–devo research. D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson deserves much credit for the inspiration his work has provided for modern evo–devo.AbstractD'Arcy Thompson was a biologist, a mathematician and a classicist. His writing was great literature as well as great science. He is primarily known for a single book — On Growth and Form — and indeed for a single chapter… Expand

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