Animal Morphology

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Morphology, Animal


the study of the form and structure of animal organisms in their individual (ontogenetic) and historical, or evolutionary (phylogenetic), development. Animal morphology comprises anatomy, comparative anatomy, histology, cytology, and embryology. Morphological methods of research are also widely used in other biological disciplines, such as zoology and paleontology.

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(1) Anokhin Research Institute of Normal Physiology, Russian Academy of Medical Science, Moscow, Russia; (2) Institute of Evolutionary Animal Morphology and Ecology, Russian Academy of Science, 117071, Moscow, Russia
In contrast, Albert interprets the work as a dialectical series of comparative descriptions collating the data of animal morphology and behavior as a preliminary to causal explanation.
All subjects were from the Brazilian population and belonged to the Area of Anatomy--Department of Animal Morphology and Physiology from the Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco.