The scale independence of evolution

@article{Leroi2000TheSI,
  title={The scale independence of evolution},
  author={Armand Marie Leroi},
  journal={Evolution \& Development},
  year={2000},
  volume={2}
}
  • A. Leroi
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Biology
  • Evolution & Development
SUMMARY In this paper, I argue that the ultimate causes of morphological, and hence developmental, evolution are scale independent. In other words, micro‐ and macroevolutionary patterns show fundamental similarities and therefore are most simply explained as being caused by the same kinds of evolutionary forces. I begin by examining the evolution of single lineages and argue that dynamics of adaptive evolution are the same for bacteria in test‐tube evolution experiments and fossil lineages… 
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