Evo-devo and the I.I. Schmalhausen concept of the evolution of ontogeny

Abstract

Evo-devo is considered a special field of knowledge emphasizing the role of developmental processes and mechanisms in evolution and integrating the data of many disciplines studying various structural levels of biosphere organization. A mechanical approach to estimation of events is regarded as a specific feature of the evo-devo concept. In our opinion, the I.I. Schmalhausen concept of the evolution of ontogeny, opposing the reductionist approach of many contemporary evo-devo adherents, can be regarded as the fundamental basis of evo-devo.

DOI: 10.1134/S1062359010020032

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@article{Vorobeva2010EvodevoAT, title={Evo-devo and the I.I. Schmalhausen concept of the evolution of ontogeny}, author={E. I. Vorob’eva}, journal={Biology Bulletin}, year={2010}, volume={37}, pages={106-113} }