comparative embryology


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comparative embryology

the study of the similarities and differences among various organisms during the embryological period of development.
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I definitely made up my mind to find some means of gaining access to this amateur polygamist, and to confine my studies of comparative embryology to that spot.
The book also offers a historical account of the study of animal embryology, a discussion of current cell and molecular-based regulatory mechanisms of developmental processes, comparative embryology of the chicken and mouse, and a summary of assisted reproductive technologies for production of domestic animals.
Examining seminal and current experiments in such fields as comparative embryology (repurposing of conserved primitive structures) and developmental genetics (function, conservation, and evolution of the Hox genes), Shubin leads the reader to understand that the evolution of man is supported by a cacophony of different scientific voices.

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