Spatiotemporal reorganization of growth rates in the evolution of ontogeny.

@article{Zelditch2000SpatiotemporalRO,
  title={Spatiotemporal reorganization of growth rates in the evolution of ontogeny.},
  author={Miriam L Zelditch and H. David Sheets and William L Fink},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2000},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={1363-71}
}
Heterochrony, evolutionary changes in rate or timing of development producing parallelism between ontogeny and phylogeny, is viewed as the most common type of evolutionary change in development. Alternative hypotheses such as heterotopy, evolutionary change in the spatial patterning of development, are rarely entertained. We examine the evidence for… CONTINUE READING