Project 4
Developmental bias and the origin of adaptive variation

Led by Tobias Uller, Charlie Cornwallis & Per Lundberg


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This project quantifies how widespread developmental bias is and how it impacts evolutionary innovation. Using recently developed statistical methods to analyse published datasets on how plants and animals respond to novel environments, we are characterising the magnitude and directionality of developmental bias in nature.



Developmental bias and evolution: A regulatory network perspective.
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Uller T, Moczek AP, Watson RA, Brakefield PM, Laland KN. 2018. Genetics DOI: 10.1534/genetics.118.300995.


Blog posts

Developmental bias and evolution
Uller T. 27 July 2018.


EES predictions this project tests

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