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Evo-Devo Biology

Evolutionary developmental biology, or Evo-Devo biology, is a science that compares the developmental processes of different organisms in order to identify the ancestral relationship between them, as well as how developmental processes evolved.


Evo-Devo Biology Articles

Researcher Traces Gene Development In "Last Common Link"; Two Genes Diverge From One
A researcher studying the last common link between invertebrate and vertebrate animals has found a key genetic change that separates the spineless from the backboned.

Date: 20 Apr 2009, Rating: 5.00

How Evolution Learns From Past Environments To Adapt To New Environments
The evolution of novel characteristics within organisms can be enhanced when environments change in a systematic manner

Date: 20 Apr 2009, Rating: 5.00

Darwin Was Right About How Evolution Can Affect Whole Group
Worker ants of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your fertility.

Date: 20 Apr 2009, Rating: not rated

Cancer Signatures Uncovered
A new systematic analysis of the relationship between the neoplastic and developmental transcriptome provides an outline of trends in cancer gene expression.

Date: 20 Apr 2009, Rating: not rated

Autism And Schizophrenia Share Common Origin, Review Suggests
Schizophrenia and autism probably share a common origin, hypothesises Dutch researcher Annemie Ploeger following an extensive literature study.

Date: 20 Apr 2009, Rating: 4.00

Evolution Of Fins And Limbs Linked With That Of Gills
The genetic toolkit that animals use to build fins and limbs is the same genetic toolkit that controls the development of part of the gill skeleton in sharks, according to a new study.

Date: 20 Apr 2009, Rating: not rated

Fishing for the Origins of Genome Complexity
Biologists at Georgia Tech have provided scientific support for a controversial hypothesis that has divided the fields of evolutionary genomics and evolutionary developmental biology, popularly known as evo devo, for two years.

Date: 20 Apr 2009, Rating: not rated

USC scientists uncover secrets of feather formation
'Jurassic Chicken' project may help studies of human development and evolution of dinosaurs

Date: 25 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00

'Evo-devo' biology tackles evolutionary history's unanswered questions
The recent marriage of evolutionary biology with developmental biology has resulted in the birth of a new field, evolutionary developmental biology, or "evo-devo."

Date: 25 Jan 2008, Rating: not rated

Biologists call for better choice of model organisms in 'evo-devo'
Research in evolutionary developmental biology, known as ‘evo-devo’, is being held back because the dominant model organisms used by scientists are unable to illustrate key questions about evolution

Date: 25 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.50

Origins of nervous system found in genes of sea sponge
Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered significant clues to the evolutionary origins of the nervous system by studying the genome of a sea sponge

Date: 25 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00

Rare example of Darwinism seen in action
A research team, including UC Riverside biologists, has found experimental evidence that supports a controversial theory of genetic conflict in the reproduction of those animals that support their developing offspring through a placenta.

Date: 25 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00

Evolution of genomic imprinting
How we come to express the genes of one parent over the other is now better understood through studying the platypus and marsupial wallaby

Date: 24 Jan 2008, Rating: 4.50

The difference between fish and humans: scientists answer century-old developmental question
Embryologists at UCL have helped solve an evolutionary riddle that has been puzzling scientists for over a century.

Date: 24 Jan 2008, Rating: not rated

Evo/Devo and the lungfish: the last gasp of intelligent design
The more advanced of the fishes, however, in order to survive in the stagnant waters of the continents, took to swallowing air and thus invented lungs and prepared the way for the evolution of the terrestrial vertebrates.

Date: 20 Jul 2007, Rating: 1.00, 3 pages

Evolution and Development: some insights from Evolutionary Theory
Developmental biology and evolutionary biology are both mature integrative disciplines which started in the 19th century and then followed parallel and independent scientific pathways.

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.11, 15 pages

The evolution of evo-devo biology
A report on the joint Spring meeting of the British Society of Developmental Biology and the Genetics Society, York, UK, 20-23 March 2002.

Date: 20 Jul 2007, Rating: 2.00, 4 pages

18th Century Reverend Enlightens Evolutionary Biologists
Evolutionary biologists are often interested in reconstructing how different genes evolved from each other.

Date: 17 Jul 2007, Rating: 1.00

Fishing for the Origins of Genome Complexity
Biologists at Georgia Tech have provided scientific support for a controversial hypothesis that has divided the fields of evolutionary genomics and evolutionary developmental biology,

Date: 17 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Research bolsters controversial hypothesis on genome size and evolution
Biologists at Georgia Tech have provided scientific support for a controversial hypothesis that has divided the fields of evolutionary genomics and evolutionary developmental biology

Date: 17 Jul 2007, Rating: 4.00