The evolution of embryonic patterning mechanisms in animals.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Animals exhibit an enormous diversity of life cycles and larval morphologies. The developmental basis for this diversity is not well understood. It is clear, however, that mechanisms of pattern formation in early embryos differ significantly among and within groups of animals. These differences show surprisingly little correlation with phylogenetic relationships; instead, many are correlated with ecological factors, such as changes in life histories.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wray, GA

Published Date

  • December 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 385 - 393

PubMed ID

  • 11145866

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-3634

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1084-9521

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1006/scdb.2000.0191


  • eng