Genetic Analysis of Morphogenesis

  • Antonio Garcia-Bellido
Part of the Stadler Genetics Symposia Series book series (SGSS)


The biological realm is characterized by both the diversity of forms and their generative constancy. Thus, morphogenesis in evolution and in ontogeny is the paradigm of biology. During the history of biology the causal explanation of morphology has been alternating between a preformistic and an epigenetic notion of development and between internal coaptation and external adaptation as final causes in evolution.


Lateral Inhibition Abdominal Segment Realizator Gene Genetic Operation Genetic Mosaic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Garcia-Bellido
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  1. 1.Centro de Biologia Molecular, CSIC, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad Autonoma de MadridMadrid-34Spain

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