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Evo-devo and the I.I. Schmalhausen concept of the evolution of ontogeny

Authors
  • Vorob’eva, E. I.1
  • 1 Russian Academy of Sciences, Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Leninskii pr. 33, Moscow, 119071, Russia , Moscow (Russia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biology Bulletin
Publisher
SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Publication Date
Apr 06, 2010
Volume
37
Issue
2
Pages
106–113
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1134/S1062359010020032
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Evo-devo is considered a special field of knowledge emphasizing the role of developmental processes and mechanisms in evolution and integrating the data of many disciplines studying various structural levels of biosphere organization. A mechanical approach to estimation of events is regarded as a specific feature of the evo-devo concept. In our opinion, the I.I. Schmalhausen concept of the evolution of ontogeny, opposing the reductionist approach of many contemporary evo-devo adherents, can be regarded as the fundamental basis of evo-devo.

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