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Recapitulation theory

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

... 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 ...

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by TheMatrixDNA
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:57 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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embryonic evolution

There are several theories about how metazoas become. Heckel`s 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. ...

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