Naturalists, Molecular Biologists, and the Challenges of Molecular Evolution

@article{Hagen1999NaturalistsMB,
  title={Naturalists, Molecular Biologists, and the Challenges of Molecular Evolution},
  author={J. Hagen},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={32},
  pages={321-341}
}
  • J. Hagen
  • Published 1999
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
Biologists and historians often present natural history and molecular biology as distinct, perhaps conflicting, fields in biological research. Such accounts, although supported by abundant evidence, overlook important areas of overlap between these areas. Focusing upon examples drawn particularly from systematics and molecular evolution, I argue that naturalists and molecular biologists often share questions, methods, and forms of explanation. Acknowledging these interdisciplinary efforts… Expand
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