Developmental drive: an important determinant of the direction of phenotypic evolution

@article{Arthur2001DevelopmentalDA,
  title={Developmental drive: an important determinant of the direction of phenotypic evolution},
  author={Wallace Arthur},
  journal={Evolution \& Development},
  year={2001},
  volume={3}
}
  • W. Arthur
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Biology
  • Evolution & Development
SUMMARY Over any period of evolutionary time, the prevailing ontogenetic trajectory within a lineage may either recur unchanged from generation to generation (stasis) or alter (developmental reprogramming). A key question about reprogramming is whether it exhibits intrinsic biases in favor of some sorts of change and against others, which may be referred to respectively as “drive” and “constraint.” A simple logical argument suggests that both drive and constraint should be common, and… 
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