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Law of recapitulation

Definition

noun

The theory formulated by E.H. Haeckel in which the individuals in their embryonic development pass through stages analogous in general structural plan to the stages their species passed through in its evolution; the theory in which ontogeny is an abridged recapitulation of phylogeny.


Supplement

The theory has been discredited in time when modern science and genetics have raised doubt its validity.


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Theories - Origin of Life

... variation, inheritance, common ancestral. The common ancestral is a genome. The body in formation takes several different shapes (see Haeckel’s recapitulation Theory). The environment plus the forces inside the fetus sets the selection and fix shapes in the evolutionary tree. The genome is the ...

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by TheMatrixDNA
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:57 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 562
Views: 929371

?{REGENERATION}? Is it possible ???!!

Epimorphic regeneration should be available to any organism, simple or complex. It should just be a recapitulation of the developmental genetic program. Now, there can be a hinderance to accessing the develpmental genetic program, but there should be ways around that. Like ...

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by kolean
Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:52 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: ?{REGENERATION}? Is it possible ???!!
Replies: 34
Views: 31792

embryonic evolution

... theory that first metazoas were Cnidaria and Spongia derived from colonial flagellata is one of two major theories. He said that ontogeny is recapitulation of filogeny based on the examination of embional stages of animals. But he said that embrional stages of higher animals are something ...

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by Beetle
Wed May 04, 2005 11:59 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: embryonic evolution
Replies: 5
Views: 7441


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