Russian comparative embryology takes form: a conceptual metamorphosis toward “evo‐devo”

@article{Mikhailov2012RussianCE,
  title={Russian comparative embryology takes form: a conceptual metamorphosis toward “evo‐devo”},
  author={Alexander T Mikhailov},
  journal={Evolution \& Development},
  year={2012},
  volume={14}
}
This essay recapitulates major paths followed by the Russian tradition of what we refer to today as evolutionary developmental biology (“evo‐devo”). The article addresses several questions regarding the conceptual history of evolutionary embryological thought in its particularly Russian perspective: (1) the assertion by the St. Petersburg academician Wolff regarding the possible connections between environmental modifications during morphogenesis and the “transformation” of species, (2) the… 
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