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Title: Fossils, Genes and The Origin of Organs

A toolkit of experimental and comparative biology can be applied to understand the great transformations in the history of life. Expeditionary paleontology can be used to target key nodes of the tree more »of life for which new fossils can provide insights into major morphological transformations. These fossils often have intermediate conditions that allow extant creatures to be compared in new ways. The tools of developmental genetics can then be used to explore these new comparisons to understand the genetic basis for macroevolutionary change. These different approaches can be used to predict new discoveries and this is only possible because of the empirical content of the tree of life.« less
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Title: Fossils, Genes and The Origin of Organs
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Publication Date: 2011-04-20
OSTI Identifier: 1013893
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201207%%395
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on April 20, 2011
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ; 58 GEOSCIENCES ; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE ; BIOLOGY ; GENES ; GENETICS ; ORGANS ; ORIGIN ; PALEONTOLOGY ; TRANSFORMATIONS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:03:02
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27