Homology and heterochrony: the evolutionary embryologist Gavin Rylands de Beer (1899-1972).

@article{Brigandt2006HomologyAH,
  title={Homology and heterochrony: the evolutionary embryologist Gavin Rylands de Beer (1899-1972).},
  author={Ingo Brigandt},
  journal={Journal of experimental zoology. Part B, Molecular and developmental evolution},
  year={2006},
  volume={306 4},
  pages={317-28}
}
  • Ingo Brigandt
  • Published 2006 in
    Journal of experimental zoology. Part B…
The evolutionary embryologist Gavin Rylands de Beer can be viewed as one of the forerunners of modern evolutionary developmental biology in that he posed crucial questions and proposed relevant answers about the causal relationship between ontogeny and phylogeny. In his developmental approach to the phylogenetic phenomenon of homology, he emphasized that homology of morphological structures is to be identified neither with the sameness of the underlying developmental processes nor with the… CONTINUE READING

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