Evo-Devo and an Expanding Evolutionary Synthesis: A Genetic Theory of Morphological Evolution

@article{Carroll2008EvoDevoAA,
  title={Evo-Devo and an Expanding Evolutionary Synthesis: A Genetic Theory of Morphological Evolution},
  author={Sean B Carroll},
  journal={Cell},
  year={2008},
  volume={134},
  pages={25-36}
}
  • S. Carroll
  • Published 11 July 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cell
Biologists have long sought to understand which genes and what kinds of changes in their sequences are responsible for the evolution of morphological diversity. Here, I outline eight principles derived from molecular and evolutionary developmental biology and review recent studies of species divergence that have led to a genetic theory of morphological evolution, which states that (1) form evolves largely by altering the expression of functionally conserved proteins, and (2) such changes… Expand

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