Research report 2010 - Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen

Integrative approaches to evolutionary biology

Sommer, Ralf J.
Abteilung Evolutionsbiologie
Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie
Modern approaches and discoveries in developmental biology have a major influence on the understanding of evolutionary patterns and processes. Developmental control genes are highly conserved throughout the animal kingdom. How, nevertheless, biological diversity was generated despite the conservation of developmental control genes is subject of research in the area of evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo). Recent studies in evo-devo aim for an integrative approach involving population genetics and ecology.

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