Evolutionary developmental biology and genomics

@article{Caestro2007EvolutionaryDB,
  title={Evolutionary developmental biology and genomics},
  author={C. Ca{\~n}estro and Hayato Yokoi and J. Postlethwait},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={932-942}
}
Reciprocal questions often frame studies of the evolution of developmental mechanisms. How can species share similar developmental genetic toolkits but still generate diverse life forms? Conversely, how can similar forms develop from different toolkits? Genomics bridges the gap between evolutionary and developmental biology, and can help answer these evo–devo questions in several ways. First, it informs us about historical relationships, thus orienting the direction of evolutionary… Expand

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