evo-devo (evolutionary developmental biology)

What is evo-devo (evolutionary developmental biology)?

evo-devo (evolutionary developmental biology) meaning a relatively new approach in biology that seeks to explain the causes biodiversity. It attempts to integrate every area of biology from molecular genetics through embryology, molecular and population genetics, comparative morphology, paleontology, molecular evolution, ecology and functional morphology. It offers both an account of developmental processes and also new integrative frameworks for analyzing interactions between development and evolution. A major challenge lies in integrating these approaches to understand the evolution of biodiversity at a mechanistic level. The “evo-devo” community needs access to genomic information on a wide range of organisms


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