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Genomics
Proteins & Proteomics
Evolution & Phylogenetics
Microbial Diversity
Emerging Infectious Diseases
HIV & AIDS
Genetics of Development
Genes and Development
Differentiation and Genetic Cascades
The Details of Gene Expression
Establishing the Gradient and Coordinate Genes
Responses to the Concentration Gradient
Homeotic Genes
Cell Lineage Mapping and C. Elegans
Fate Maps
Cell-Cell Communication and Signal Transduction
Conservation of the Homeobox
Conservation of the "Control Switch" Gene for Eyes
A Brief Look at Plant Development
Stem Cells
Coda
Cell Biology & Cancer
Human Evolution
Neurobiology
Biology of Sex & Gender
Biodiversity
Genetically Modified Organisms
Coda

The fact that the same principles and many of the same genes direct the development of such different and diverse animals has generated renewed interest and study of how developmental systems evolve. Given the striking similarity of genes used, how do the manifest differences across animals arise and evolve? This question will keep biologists busy for many years to come.

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End Notes

  1. Palopoli, M. F. and N. H. Patel. 1996. Neo-Darwinian developmental evolution: can we bridge the gap between pattern and process? Current Opinion in Genetics and Development 6:502-8.


  2. Raff, R. C. 1996. The Shape of Life: Genes, Development, and the Evolution of Animal Form, 27. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


  3. Halder, G., P. Callaerts, and W. J. Gehring. 1995. Induction of ecotopic eyes by targeted expression of the eyeless gene of Drosophila. Science 267:1788-92.


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