Synchrony and heterochrony in ontogeny (of fish).

  title={Synchrony and heterochrony in ontogeny (of fish).},
  author={Vladim{\'i}r Kov{\'a}{\vc}},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={217 4},
The ontogeny of an organism is a complex process that strongly depends on the timing of developmental processes. In this article, I discuss ontogeny of fish (and other organisms) in temporal terms, based on the hypothesis that organisms as self-organized entities may create their own times for their development, and that this development consists of a sequence of longer stabilized states (steps) with shorter, intermittent less-stable intervals (thresholds). If viewed within the context of… CONTINUE READING

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