The return of the whole organism

@article{Bateson2005TheRO,
  title={The return of the whole organism},
  author={Patrick Bateson},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={31-39}
}
  • P. Bateson
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Biology
  • Journal of Biosciences
The long trend towards analysis at lower and lower levels is starting to reverse. The new integrative studies must make use of the resources uncovered by molecular biology but should also use the characteristics of whole organisms to measure the outcomes of developmental processes. Two examples are given of how movement between levels of analysis is being used with increasing power and promise. The first is the study of behavioural imprinting in birds where many of the molecular and neural… 

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