The emerging conceptual framework of evolutionary developmental biology

@article{Arthur2002TheEC,
  title={The emerging conceptual framework of evolutionary developmental biology},
  author={Wallace Arthur},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={415},
  pages={757-764}
}
  • W. Arthur
  • Published 14 February 2002
  • Biology
  • Nature
Over the last twenty years, there has been rapid growth of a new approach to understanding the evolution of organismic form. This evolutionary developmental biology, or ‘evo-devo’, is focused on the developmental genetic machinery that lies behind embryological phenotypes, which were all that could be studied in the past. Are there any general concepts emerging from this new approach, and if so, how do they impact on the conceptual structure of traditional evolutionary biology? In providing… 
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