Richardson, Robert C.
Engineering Design and Adaptation.
Reverse engineering is a matter of inferring adaptive function from structure. The utility of reverse engineering for evolutionary biology has been a matter of controversy. I offer a simple taxonomy of the uses of engineering design in assessing adaptation, with a variety of illustrations. The plausibility of applications of engineering design reflects the specific way the models are elaborated and derived.
|Richardson, Robert C.|
||Evolutionary Theory, Biology, Structure, Function
||23 Mar 2003
||07 Oct 2010 15:11
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