comparative embryology

comparative embryology

[kəm′par·əd·iv ‚em·brē′äl·ə·jē]
(embryology)
A branch of embryology that deals with the similarities and differences in the development of animals or plants of different orders.
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"I definitely made up my mind to find some means of gaining access to this amateur polygamist, and to confine my studies of comparative embryology to that spot." But after reaching Colombo, there is no mention about this 'spot,' let alone 'studies of comparative embryology.'
The book also offers a historical account of the study of animal embryology, a discussion of current cell and molecular-based regulatory mechanisms of developmental processes, comparative embryology of the chicken and mouse, and a summary of assisted reproductive technologies for production of domestic animals.
Examining seminal and current experiments in such fields as comparative embryology (repurposing of conserved primitive structures) and developmental genetics (function, conservation, and evolution of the Hox genes), Shubin leads the reader to understand that the evolution of man is supported by a cacophony of different scientific voices.
Comparative embryology of the various body plans, and an understanding of the molecular regulation of the establishment of these body plans, are powerful tools that can help us reconstruct the evolutionary relations between the animal phyla.
Contribution to the comparative embryology of the Liliaceae: Scoliopus, Trillium, Paris and Medeola.
Comparative embryology of Asparagoideae-Polygonatae, Liliaceae.
Baer believed that relationships among animals could be deduced more properly by comparing embryos than by comparing adult structures, so that he is considered the founder of comparative embryology.

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