Evo–devo: extending the evolutionary synthesis

  title={Evo–devo: extending the evolutionary synthesis},
  author={Gerd B. M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  • G. Müller
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Biology
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
Evolutionary developmental biology (evo–devo) explores the mechanistic relationships between the processes of individual development and phenotypic change during evolution. Although evo–devo is widely acknowledged to be revolutionizing our understanding of how the development of organisms has evolved, its substantial implications for the theoretical basis of evolution are often overlooked. This essay identifies major theoretical themes of current evo–devo research and highlights how its results… 

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