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Combining fields as diverse as comparative embryology, palaeontology, molecular phylogenetics and genome analysis, the new discipline of evolutionary developmental biology aims at explaining how developmental processes and mechanisms become modified during evolution, and how these modifications produce changes in animal morphology and body plans. In the next century this should give us far greater mechanistic insight into how evolution has produced the vast diversity of living organisms, past and present.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/35011536

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nature

Publication Date

02/12/1999

Volume

402

Pages

C41 - C44

Keywords

Animals, Biological Evolution, Developmental Biology, Forecasting, Gene Duplication, Genome, Genotype, Humans, Models, Biological, Phenotype, Phylogeny