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Experimental Approaches to Studying the Evolution of Animal form: The Shape of Things to Come

W. Anthony Frankino, Douglas J. Emlen, and Alexander W. Shingleton

in Experimental Evolution: Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247666
eISBN:
9780520944473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247666.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews traditional and newer approaches to the empirical study of biological form, highlighting the contribution of experimental evolution to an improved understanding of why and how ... More


Functional and Developmental Constraint in Convergent Evolution

George R. McGhee

in Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter deals with the theoretical analysis of evolutionary constraint in producing convergent evolution. It investigates the implications of theoretically possible, but nevertheless ... More


D’Arcy Thompson: Archetypical Visionary

Tim Horder

in Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226569871
eISBN:
9780226570075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570075.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes, analyzes and attempts to explain the highly original and visionary approach to the fundamental nature of living organisms presented by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860-1948) in ... More


Life: Organic Form and Romanticism

Denise Gigante

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136852
eISBN:
9780300155587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136852.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What makes something alive? Or, more to the point, what is life? The question is as old as the ages and has not been (and may never be) resolved. Life springs from life, and liveliness motivates ... More


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