Heterochrony and other mechanisms of radical evolutionary change in early development

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Examines the view that developmental processes which happen together or sequentially in time are not necessarily tightly coupled mechanistically and may be shifted relative to each other in evolution without disrupting development. Heterochrony is the most familiar kind of dissociation in which relative timing of two developmental processes undergoes an evolutionary shift. -from Authors

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Raff, RA; Parr, BA; Parks, AL; Wray, GA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

  • Evolutionary Innovations

Start / End Page

  • 71 - 98

Citation Source

  • Scopus