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Evolution and Development is an interdisciplinary journal at the interface of evolutionary and developmental biology. The journal welcomes papers from evo-devo biologists, covering approaches including paleontology, population biology, molecular evolution, and genetics. We also accept relevant submissions from professionals in other fields, from theoretical biology to ecology to the history and philosophy of science.
Meet the Editor-in-Chief
Craig Albertson is an evolutionary and developmental biologist based at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. More information about Craig and his lab can be found here.
Evolution & Development will start featuring on its website “Editor’s Choice Articles” in 2019. The new program will highlight one paper per issue chosen based on the impact of the topic and scientific quality. Each selected article will be freely available to download for a period of 3 months post publication. Read the Editor's Choice Articles here.
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Evolutionary origin of the nervous system from Ctenophora prospective
-  23 February 2024
Feeding‐structure morphogenesis in “rhabditid” and diplogastrid nematodes is not controlled by a conserved genetic module
-  14 February 2024
CRISPR-based knock-outs of NHR-1 and NHR-40 in Caenorhabditis elegans do not cause any quantitative changes in mouth morphology, even though both NHRs are coexpressed in mouth tissues. Comparative transcriptomics reveals that NHR-1 and NHR-40 have vastly different regulatory targets in “rhabditids” and diplogastrids.
The evolution of cnidarian stinging cells supports a Precambrian radiation of animal predators
-  18 January 2024
A plurality of morphological characters need not equate with phylogenetic accuracy: A rare genomic change refutes the placement of Solifugae and Pseudoscorpiones in Haplocnemata
-  20 December 2023
A description of the bat star nervous system throughout larval ontogeny
-  18 December 2023
Mapping of neurons in bat stars throughout larval development shows that the larval nervous system is composed of many different neural subtypes (left). Different neural subtypes have divergent developmental trajectories. For example, GABAergic and glutamatergic neurons (top panel in purple) and serotonergic neurons (bottom panel in red) are found in different regions throughout larval development.
The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef.
Developmental system drift and flexibility in evolutionary trajectories
-  20 December 2001
Development and evolution of adaptive polyphenisms
-  19 December 2002
Hox genes and the evolution of the arthropod body plan
-  11 December 2002
Morphometric integration and modularity in configurations of landmarks: tools for evaluating a priori hypotheses
-  3 July 2009
From cells to colonies: at what levels of body organization does the ‘temperature‐size rule’ apply?
-  23 February 2006