Category: evolution

Developmental constraints

Developmental constraints shape the evolution of the nematode mid-developmental transition. Zalts H and Yanai I. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2017 doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0113   News & Views by Ronald E. Ellis   Since the works of Ernst Haeckel and Karl Ernst von Baer in the 19th century, it has been recognized that a stage in mid-embryogenesis is remarkably…

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Developmental Milestones

Michal Levin, Tamar Hashimshony, Florian Wagner, and Itai Yanai. Developmental milestones punctuate gene expression in the Caenorhabditis embryo. Developmental Cell (May 2012) Developmental Cell paper Video Abstract Preview by Michael K Richardson: “A Phyloptypic Stage for All Animals?” Full Datasets: At GEO: GSE31422, GPL14142, GPL14143, GPL14144, GPL14145, and GPL14146 The complex process by which an animal develops from a single…

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