Size and shape—integration of morphometrics, mathematical modelling, developmental and evolutionary biology

@article{Prpic2016SizeAS,
  title={Size and shape—integration of morphometrics, mathematical modelling, developmental and evolutionary biology},
  author={Nikola-Michael Prpic and Nico Posnien},
  journal={Development Genes and Evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={226},
  pages={109-112}
}
The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) once said: “Any foolish boy can crush a beetle with his foot, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle”. This quote summarizes the limited knowledge in the midnineteenth century about the mechanisms that generate a new individual. But, it still reflects our limited knowledge of the genetic control of morphogenesis. Studies in a number of model systems, especially in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, have revealed basic… CONTINUE READING
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