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Title: The significance and scope of evolutionary developmental biology: A vision for the 21st century
Authors: Moczek, Armin P
Sears, Karen E
Stollewerk, Angelika
Wittkopp, Patricia J
Diggle, Pamela
Dworkin, Ian
Ledon-Rettig, Cristina
Matus, David Q
Roth, Siegfried
Abouheif, Ehab
Brown, Federico D
Chiu, Chi-Hua
Cohen, C Sarah
De, Tomaso Anthony W
Vallejo-Marin, Mario
Contact Email: mario.vallejo@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: May-2015
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Moczek AP, Sears KE, Stollewerk A, Wittkopp PJ, Diggle P, Dworkin I, Ledon-Rettig C, Matus DQ, Roth S, Abouheif E, Brown FD, Chiu C, Cohen CS, De Tomaso AW & Vallejo-Marin M (2015) The significance and scope of evolutionary developmental biology: A vision for the 21st century, Evolution and Development, 17 (3), pp. 198-219.
Abstract: Evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) has undergone dramatic transformations since its emergence as a distinct discipline. This paper aims to highlight the scope, power, and future promise of evo-devo to transform and unify diverse aspects of biology. We articulate key questions at the core of eleven biological disciplines-from Evolution, Development, Paleontology, and Neurobiology to Cellular and Molecular Biology, Quantitative Genetics, Human Diseases, Ecology, Agriculture and Science Education, and lastly, Evolutionary Developmental Biology itself-and discuss why evo-devo is uniquely situated to substantially improve our ability to find meaningful answers to these fundamental questions. We posit that the tools, concepts, and ways of thinking developed by evo-devo have profound potential to advance, integrate, and unify biological sciences as well as inform policy decisions and illuminate science education. We look to the next generation of evolutionary developmental biologists to help shape this process as we confront the scientific challenges of the 21st century.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22112
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ede.12125
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Notes: Additional co-authors: Scott F. Gilbert, Brian Hall, Alan C. Love, Deirdre C. Lyons, Thomas J. Sanger, Joel Smith, Chelsea Specht, Cassandra G. Extavour
Affiliation: Indiana University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Queen Mary, University of London
University of Michigan
University of Connecticut
McMaster University
Indiana University
Stony Brook University
University of Cologne
McGill University
University of Sao Paulo
Kent State University
San Francisco State University
University of California, Santa Barbara
Biological and Environmental Sciences

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