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The Aims and Structures of Research Projects That Use Gene Regulatory Information with Evolutionary Genetic Models

Abstract At the interface of developmental biology and evolutionary biology, the very

criteria of scientific knowledge are up for grabs. A central issue is the status of evolutionary genetics models, which some argue cannot coherently be used with complex gene regulatory network (GRN) models to explain the same evolutionary phenomena. Despite those claims, many researchers use evolutionary genetics models jointly with GRN models to study evolutionary phenomena.

How do those researchers deploy those two kinds of models so that they are consistent and compatible with each other? To address that question, this dissertation closely examines, dissects, and compares two recent research projects in which researchers jointly use the two kinds of models.... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Elliott, Steve (Author) / Creath, Richard (Advisor) / Laubichler, Manfred D. (Advisor) / Armendt, Brad (Committee member) / Forber, Patrick (Committee member) / Pratt, Stephen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Evolution & development / Philosophy of science / developmental evolution / developmental genetics / epistemology of science / evolutionary genetics / philosophy of biology / social sciences
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 312 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biology 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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