Biology 3307 - Evolutionary Developmental Biology - Spring 2017

"Any change in the embryo or larva will almost certainly entail changes in the mature animal."
   - Darwin, 1859

Advanced seminar investigating the synergistic but complex interface between the fields of developmental and evolutionary biology. Topics may include the evolution of novel structures, developmental constraints to evolution, evolution of developmental gene regulation, and the generation of variation. Readings and discussions from the primary scientific literature.

Handouts - Readings

"A plausible argument could be made that evolution is the control of development by ecology."
   - Van Valen, 1973

William Jackman - Bowdoin College