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A Conceptual Roadmap to Homology

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter proposes a conceptual roadmap to homology, with the goal of supporting the research program of developmental evolution that seeks to explain the patterns of phenotypic diversity. It ... More


A Genetic Theory of Homology

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents a genetic theory of homology that addresses the most challenging problem when attempting to explain character identity; namely, unquestionable homologies (that is, character ... More


Cell Types and Their Origins

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the developmental evolution of cell types, the lowest level of biological organization for which questions of identity (that is, cell identity) play a major role. Higher ... More


Skin and a Few of Its Derivatives

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter deals with amniote skin characters such as scales, feathers, and hair. One of the key novelties of vertebrates is their skin. Vertebrate skin is unique among metazoans in at least two ... More


Flowers

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the developmental evolution of flowers and flower organ identity. It reviews some of the most important insights that have been gained from research on the developmental ... More


Lessons and Challenges

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book has argued for the reality of a class of biological entities that have a hard time finding their place in a theory of evolution based on genetics and population biology. These entities, or ... More


Developmental States: Bringing Ideas Back In

Elizabeth Thurbon

in Developmental Mindset: The Revival of Financial Activism in South Korea

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702525
eISBN:
9781501704178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702525.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter shows how declinist literature about Korea are misleading. In their modeling of the East Asian developmental state, for example, declinists draw most heavily on the context-specific, ... More


Towards a theory of development through a theory of developmental evolution

Armin P. Moczek

in Towards a Theory of Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199671427
eISBN:
9780191781117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671427.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Developmental Biology

This chapter explores the relationship between a theory of development and a theory of developmental evolution, in three parts. The first part reviews points of tension between different perspectives ... More


Homology as a Bridge between Evolutionary Morphology, Developmental Evolution, and Phylogenetic Systematics

Manfred D. Laubichler

in Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276581
eISBN:
9780520956759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276581.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Homology, a central concept in comparative biology, has been variously understood over the last century. This chapter tracks several versions of homology over time and through the lens of the ... More


Fossils and Developmental Genetics

Marcelo Sánchez

in Embryos in Deep Time: The Rock Record of Biological Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271937
eISBN:
9780520952300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271937.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Fossils of adult individuals can be informative about development by virtue of preserving phenotypes with an immediate, clear correlation to a specific developmental process. To reconstruct such a ... More


Rate variation in the evolution of development: a phylogenetic perspective

Artyom Kopp

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642274
eISBN:
9780191774751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642274.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Phylogenetic analysis of developmental pathways opens the way for examining general patterns in the evolution of development. Do some pathways evolve more rapidly than others? Is the rate of their ... More


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