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dc.contributor.author Erwin, Douglas H. en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-10T10:01:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-10T10:01:34Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Erwin, Douglas H. 2017. "Eric Davidson and deep time." <em>History and philosophy of the life sciences</em>. 39 (4):29&ndash;29. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s40656-017-0156-z">https://doi.org/10.1007/s40656-017-0156-z</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0391-9714
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/33923
dc.description.abstract Eric Davidson had a deep and abiding interest in the role developmental mechanisms played in generating evolutionary patterns documented in deep time, from the origin of the euechinoids to the processes responsible for the morphological architectures of major animal clades. Although not an evolutionary biologist, Davidson&#39;s interests long preceded the current excitement over comparative evolutionary developmental biology. Here I discuss three aspects at the intersection between his research and evolutionary patterns in deep time: First, understanding the mechanisms of body plan formation, particularly those associated with the early diversification of major metazoan clades. Second, a critique of early claims about ancestral metazoans based on the discoveries of highly conserved genes across bilaterian animals. Third, Davidson&#39;s own involvement in paleontology through a collaborative study of the fossil embryos from the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation in south China. en
dc.relation.ispartof History and philosophy of the life sciences en
dc.title Eric Davidson and deep time en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 144426
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s40656-017-0156-z
rft.jtitle History and philosophy of the life sciences
rft.volume 39
rft.issue 4
rft.spage 29
rft.epage 29
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Paleobiology en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 29
dc.citation.epage 29

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