Deep homology: A view from systematics

@article{Scotland2010DeepHA,
  title={Deep homology: A view from systematics},
  author={R. Scotland},
  journal={BioEssays},
  year={2010},
  volume={32}
}
Over the past decade, it has been discovered that disparate aspects of morphology – often of distantly related groups of organisms – are regulated by the same genetic regulatory mechanisms. Those discoveries provide a new perspective on morphological evolutionary change. A conceptual framework for exploring these research findings is termed ‘deep homology’. A comparative framework for morphological relations of homology is provided that distinguishes analogy, homoplasy, plesiomorphy and… Expand
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