How different types of pattern formation mechanisms affect the evolution of form and development

  title={How different types of pattern formation mechanisms affect the evolution of form and development},
  author={Isaac Salazar-Ciudad and Jukka Jernvall},
  journal={Evolution \& Development},
Here we investigate how development and evolution can affect each other by exploring what kind of phenotypic variation is produced by different types of developmental mechanisms. A limited number of developmental mechanisms are capable of pattern formation in development. Two main types have been identified. In morphodynamic mechanisms, induction events and morphogenetic processes, such as simple growth, act at the same time. In morphostatic mechanisms, induction events happen before… 

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