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Defining "Development".

Pradeu, Thomas and Laplane, Lucie and Prévot, Karine and Hoquet, Thierry and Reynaud, Valentine and Fusco, Giuseppe and Minelli, Alessandro and Orgogozo, Virginie and Vervoort, Michel (2016) Defining "Development". Current topics in developmental biology, 117. pp. 171-83. ISSN 1557-8933

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Is it possible, and in the first place is it even desirable, to define what "development" means and to determine the scope of the field called "developmental biology"? Though these questions appeared crucial for the founders of "developmental biology" in the 1950s, there seems to be no consensus today about the need to address them. Here, in a combined biological, philosophical, and historical approach, we ask whether it is possible and useful to define biological development, and, if such a definition is indeed possible and useful, which definition(s) can be considered as the most satisfactory.


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Pradeu, Thomas
Laplane, Lucie
Prévot, Karine
Hoquet, Thierry
Reynaud, Valentine
Fusco, Giuseppe
Minelli, Alessandro
Orgogozo, Virginie
Vervoort, Michel
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Developmental Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Depositing User: Thomas Pradeu
Date Deposited: 22 May 2016 16:27
Last Modified: 22 May 2016 16:27
Item ID: 12107
Journal or Publication Title: Current topics in developmental biology
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/bs.ctdb.2015.10.012
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Developmental Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Date: 2016
Page Range: pp. 171-83
Volume: 117
ISSN: 1557-8933
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12107

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