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The unity of type: ancient homologies in the genome

Antonio Fontdevila

in The Dynamic Genome: A Darwinian Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199541379
eISBN:
9780191728532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541379.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Developmental Biology

The controversy on the ‘unity of type’, exploited as an antievolutionist argument and based on the difficulty of revealing ancient homologies, is introduced using a historical approach. First the ... More


Evolutionary constraints and genotype spaces

Andreas Wagner

in The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations: A Theory of Transformative Change in Living Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692590
eISBN:
9780191774829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692590.003.0206
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

An evolutionary constraint is a bias or limitation in genotypic or phenotypic variation that a biological system produces. Striking phenotypic examples include the absence of photosynthesis in higher ... More


Introducing Computational Evo Devo

Sergio Balari and Guillermo Lorenzo

in Computational Phenotypes: Towards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665464
eISBN:
9780191746116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665464.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter presents a framework for understanding the evolution of cognition and, specifically, of computational systems. The chapter adheres to a particular view on Evo Devo which, combining ... More


What Is 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/9780262016421.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter introduces the concept of convergent evolution. It shows that parallel evolution is simply a special case of convergent evolution, and addresses the action of both functional and ... More


Development of Spatial Memory and the Hippocampus under Nutritional Stress: Adaptive Priorities or Developmental Constraints in Brain Development?

Vladimir V. Pravosudov (ed.)

in Cognitive Ecology II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226169354
eISBN:
9780226169378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169378.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter explains the effects of nutritional stress during development, with a focus on the hippocampus and spatial memory. Research work done on spatial memory in birds has provided a clear link ... More


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