Morphogenesis One Century After on Growth and Form
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CitationLecuit, Thomas, and L. Mahadevan. 2017. Morphogenesis One Century After on Growth and Form. Development 144: 4197-4198.
AbstractMorphogenesis, the study of how forms arise in biology, has attracted scientists for aeons. A century ago, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson crystallized this question in his opus On Growth and Form (Thompson, 1917) using a series of biological examples and geometric and physical analogies to ask how biological forms arise during development and across evolution. In light of the advances in molecular and cellular biology since then, a succinct modern view of the question states: how do genes encode geometry?
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