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Reversing opinions on Dollo's Law

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dc.contributor.author Collin, Rachel en
dc.contributor.author Miglietta, Maria Pia en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-24T13:40:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-24T13:40:54Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Collin, Rachel and Miglietta, Maria Pia. 2008. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F7797">Reversing opinions on Dollo&#39;s Law</a>." <em>Trends in Ecology & Evolution</em>. 23 (11):602&ndash;609. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2008.06.013">https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2008.06.013</a> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/7797
dc.description.abstract Dollo&#39;s Law, the idea that the loss of complex features in evolution is irreversible, is a popular concept in evolutionary biology. Here we review how application of recent phylogenetic methods, genomics and evo-devo approaches is changing our view of Dollo&#39;s Law and its underlying mechanisms. Phylogenetic studies have recently demonstrated cases where seemingly complex features such as digits and wings have been reacquired. Meanwhile, large genomics databases and evo-devo studies are showing how the underlying developmental pathways and genetic architecture can be retained after the loss of a character. With dwindling evidence for the law-like nature of Dollo&#39;s Law, we anticipate a return to Dollo&#39;s original focus on irreversibility of all kinds of changes, not exclusively losses. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Trends in Ecology & Evolution en
dc.title Reversing opinions on Dollo&#39;s Law en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 77717
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.tree.2008.06.013
rft.jtitle Trends in Ecology & Evolution
rft.volume 23
rft.issue 11
rft.spage 602
rft.epage 609
dc.description.SIUnit Forces of Change en
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.citation.spage 602
dc.citation.epage 609


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