Functional transformation series and the evolutionary origin of novel forms: evidence from a remarkable termite defensive organ.

Abstract

The origins of evolutionary novelties are often deeply puzzling. They are generally associated with new functions that were absent in ancestors. The new functional configuration should arise via intermediate stages without any loss of function or impediment to the whole organism during the transitions. Therefore, understanding of the functional… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/ede.12179

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@article{Kaji2016FunctionalTS, title={Functional transformation series and the evolutionary origin of novel forms: evidence from a remarkable termite defensive organ.}, author={Tomonari Kaji and Jonas Keiler and Thomas Bourguignon and Toru Miura}, journal={Evolution & development}, year={2016}, volume={18 2}, pages={78-88} }