Evolution of Genetic and Developmental Pathways (“evo-devo”)



quote from Leo Buss

quote from leo Buss


from Leo Buss, the Evolution of Individuality (see link in Web Resources below)


Evolution happens to life cycles, at all levels in the biological hierarchy! 





Evo-Devo Wish List


Figure 2

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Ontogeny recapitulating phylogeny



Excellent review of "Evo-Devo" concepts and their importance in understanding major evolutionary change from UCMP




Web Resources


Evolution of Individuality, by Leo Buss--brilliant synthesis of evolution of multicellularity and life cycles with natural selection at multiple levels










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