Abstract

This book represents a new effort to understand very old questions about biological form, function, and the relationships between them. The essays collected here reflect the diversity of approaches in evolutionary developmental biology (Evo Devo), including not only studies by prominent scientists whose research focuses on topics concerned with evolution and development, but also historically and conceptually oriented studies that place the scientific work within a larger framework and ask how it can be pushed further. Topics under discussion range from the use of theoretical and empirical biomechanics to understand the evolution of plant form, to detailed studies of the evolution of development and the role of developmental constraints on phenotypic variation. The result is a rich and interdisciplinary volume that will begin a wider conversation about the shape of Evo Devo as it matures as a field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages234
ISBN (Print)9780511576188, 9780521872683
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Form and function in developmental evolution. / Laubichler, Manfred; Maienschein, Jane.

Cambridge University Press, 2009. 234 p.

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