Development Genes and Evolution

ISSN: 0949-944X (Print) 1432-041X (Online)


Development Genes and Evolution publishes high-quality reports on all aspects of development biology and evolutionary biology. The journal reports on experimental and bioinformatics work at the systemic, cellular and molecular levels in the field of animal and plant systems, covering key aspects of the following topics:

  • Embryological and genetic analysis of model and non-model organisms
  • Genes and pattern formation in invertebrates, vertebrates and plants
  • Axial patterning, embryonic induction and fate maps
  • Cellular mechanisms of morphogenesis and organogenesis
  • Stem cells and regeneration
  • Functional genomics of developmental processes
  • Developmental diversity and evolution
  • Evolution of developmentally relevant genes
  • Phylogeny of animals and plants
  • Microevolution
  • Paleontology

All journal formats are accepted for submission; only accepted papers will need to be re-formatted according to the DGE’s style.

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A short outline on the journal's history:

Founded 1894 as Archiv für Entwicklungsmechanik

der Organismen by Wilhelm Roux, who edited the

journal from 1894 to 1923. Continued from 1925 as

Wilhelm Roux’ Archiv für Entwicklungsmechanik der

Organismen; edited by Benno Romeis

(1925-1967), Hans Spemann (1925-1941),

Walther Vogt (1915-1941), Otto Mangold (1942-1944),

Alfred Kūhn (1947-1967), Gerhard Krause

(1968-1975). Continued from 1975 as Wilhelm Roux’

Archives of Developmental Biology; edited by

Gerhard Krause (1975-1979), Rudolf Weber

(1975-1985). Continued from 1985 as Roux’ Archives

of Developmental Biology; edited by Rudolf Weber

(1986-1988), Klaus Sander (1988-1996). Continued

from 1996 as Development Genes and Evolution

by Diethard Tautz (1996-2004),
Volker Hartenstein (2004-2015), Angelika Stollewerk (2016-).

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