Evolutionary Novelty

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The evo-devo of multinucleate cells, tissues, and organisms, and an alternative route to multicellularity

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Did meiosis evolve before sex and the evolution of eukaryotic life cycles?

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Nuño de la Rosa, L., G.B. Müller, and B.D. Metscher. 2014. The Lateral Mesodermal Divide: an Epigenetic Model of the Origin of Paired Fins. Evolution & Development 16(1): 38–48. doi:10.1111/ede.12061.

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Peterson, T. and G.B. Müller. 2013. What Is Evolutionary Novelty? Process Versus Character Based Definitions. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution 320 (6): 345–350. doi:10.1002/jez.b.22508.

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Stewart, T.A. and  Hale, M.E. 2013. First description of a musculoskeletal linkage in an adipose fin: Innovations for active control in a primitively passive appendage. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. vol. 280, no. 1750, 20122159.

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The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations: A Theory of Transformative Change in Living Systems

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Homology, Genes and Evolutionary Innovation

Wagner, Günter P. 2014. Homology, Genes and Evolutionary Innovation. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.

Wagner, G.P., and G.B. Müller. 2002. Evolutionary Innovations Overcome Ancestral Constraints: a Re-Examination of Character Evolution in Male Sepsid Flies (Diptera: Sepsidae). Evolution & Development 4(1): 1–6–discussion 7–8.

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Wagner, G.P., Kin, K., Muglia, L. and Pavličev, M. 2014. Evolution of mammalian pregnancy and the origin of the decidual stromal cell. International Journal of Developmental Biology 58: 117-126  doi: 10.1387/ijdb.130335gw 

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