The evolution of developmental strategy in marine invertebrates

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Developmental mode varies widely in most animal phyla. These differences in developmental strategy exert a profound influence on the ecology and evolution of closely related species. The mechanistic alterations in ontogeny that lead to switches in developmental mode are coming under increasing scrutiny. Echinoids are one of the best-understood groups in this regard. Parallel modifications in direct-developing echinoids point to some of the key changes in oogenesis and embryogenesis that produce switches in developmental mode. © 1991.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wray, GA; Raff, RA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 45 - 50

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0169-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0169-5347(91)90121-D

Citation Source

  • Scopus