Modeling the Connection Between Development and Evolution: Preliminary Report

  title={Modeling the Connection Between Development and Evolution: Preliminary Report},
  author={Eric Mjolsness and Charles Garrett and John Reinitz and David H. Sharp},
  booktitle={Evolution and Biocomputation},
In this paper we outline a model which incorporates developmental processes into an evolutionary framework. The model consists of three sectors describing development, genetics, and the selective environment. The formulation of models governing each sector uses dynamical grammars to describe processes in which state variables evolve in a quantitative fashion, and the number and type of participating biological entities can change. This program has previously been elaborated for development. Its… 
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    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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