Mass extinctions

Conway Morris, S. (2005) Mass extinctions. Current Biology, 15. R744-745. DOI

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But is quantification possible? I am very encouraged by the reproducibility of developmental events. For example, very early development of the worm involves surprisingly complex morphological movements, yet they are precisely repeated from one embryo to the next. This may be obvious to a developmental biologist: if you don’t get everything right at the beginning, what hope do you have of building an entire worm? But it is a pleasant surprise for a biophysicist, because it makes good measurements possible.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2005 AREP 2005 P IA49
Subjects: 04 - Palaeobiology
Divisions: 04 - Palaeobiology
Journal or Publication Title: Current Biology
Volume: 15
Page Range: R744-745
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Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2011 09:52
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:58

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