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Science  16 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5426, pp. 343-344
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5426.343

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Phenotypic Evolution A Reaction Norm Perspective. Carl D. Schlichting and Massimo Pigliucci. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 1998. 400 pp. Paper, $38.95. ISBN 0-87893-799-4.

Schlichting and Pigliucci argue for the evolutionary importance of the "developmental reaction norm," a concept that combines adaptive plasticity, development, and allometry.