comparative embryology


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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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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.
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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