The genetic basis of modularity in the development and evolution of the vertebrate dentition.

@article{Stock2001TheGB,
  title={The genetic basis of modularity in the development and evolution of the vertebrate dentition.},
  author={David W. Stock},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={356 1414},
  pages={1633-53}
}
  • David W. Stock
  • Published 2001 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
The construction of organisms from units that develop under semi-autonomous genetic control (modules) has been proposed to be an important component of their ability to undergo adaptive phenotypic evolution. The organization of the vertebrate dentition as a system of repeated parts provides an opportunity to study the extent to which phenotypic modules, identified by their evolutionary independence from other such units, are related to modularity in the genetic control of development. The… CONTINUE READING