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Morphological Diversity: Evolution

  1. Graham Budd

Published Online: 30 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0006144.pub2

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Budd, G. 2008. Morphological Diversity: Evolution. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2008

Abstract

Morphology has diversified through the evolutionary process. However, its structure and relationship to the genome are both complex, making its evolution hard to understand.

Keywords:

  • morphology;
  • genotype–phenotype map;
  • adaptation;
  • homology;
  • structuralism;
  • correlated progression