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A Constrained View of Evo-Devo's Roots

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Science  12 Aug 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5737, pp. 1019-1020
DOI: 10.1126/science.1112990

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The Changing Role of the Embryo in Evolutionary Thought. Roots of Evo-Devo. By Ron Amundson. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005. 294 pp. $75, £45. ISBN 0-521-80699-2. Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology.

Covering two centuries of views on the relation between evolution and development, the author examines the modern synthesis that led to estrangement between the fields and the current contrasts between evo-devo and mainstream evolutionary biology.