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Phenotypic Novelty

Research devoted to the developmental foundations of the evolutionary origin of phenotypic novelties

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Nödl M-T, Kerbl A, Walzl MG, Müller GB, de Couet HG. 2016. The cephalopod arm crown: appendage formation and differentiation in the Hawaiian bobtail squid Euprymna scolopes. Frontiers in Zoology DOI 10.1186/s12983-016-0175-8

Peterson T, Müller GB. 2016. Phenotypic novelty in EvoDevo: The distinction between continuous and discontinuous variation and its importance in evolutionary theory. Evol Biol DOI 10.1007/s11692-016-9372-9

Favé M-J, Johnson RA, Cover S, Handschuh S, Metscher BD, Müller GB, Gopalan S, Abouheif E. 2015. Past climate change on Sky Islands drives novelty in a core developmental gene network and its phenotype. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:183-204.

Lange A, Nemeschkal HL, Müller GB. 2014. Biased polyphenism in polydactylous cats carrying a single point mutation: The Hemingway model for digit novelty. Evol Biol 41:262–275.

Nuño de la Rosa L, Müller GB, Metscher BD. 2014. The lateral mesodermal divide: An epigenetic model of the origin of paired fins. Evol Dev 16:38–48.

Peterson T, Müller GB. 2013. What is evolutionary novelty? Process versus character based definitions. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 320:345–350.

Müller GB. 2010. Epigenetic innovation. In: Pigliucci M, Müller GB, editors. Evolution - The Extended Synthesis. Cambridge (MA): MIT Press. p 307–332.

Newman SA, Forgacs G, Müller GB. 2006. Before programs: The physical origination of multicellular forms. Int J Dev Biol 50:289–299.

Newman SA, Müller GB. 2005. Origination and innovation in the vertebrate limb skeleton: An epigenetic perspective. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 304:593–609.

Müller GB, Newman SA. 2005. Evolutionary innovation and morphological novelty. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 304:485–486.

Müller GB, Newman SA. 2005. The innovation triad: An EvoDevo agenda. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 304:487–503.

Müller GB, Newman SA, eds. 2003. Origination of Organismal Form. Cambridge: MIT-Press.

Müller GB, Newman SA. 2003. Origination of organismal form: The forgotten cause in evolutionary theory. In: Müller GB, Newman SA, eds. Origination of Organismal Form. MIT Press.

Müller GB. 2003. Homology: The evolution of morphological organization. In: Müller GB, Newman SA, eds. Origination of Organismal Form. Cambridge: MIT Press. p 51–69.

Müller GB. 2003. Embryonic motility: Environmental influences and evolutionary innovation. Evol Dev 5:56–60.

Müller GB. 2002. Novelty and key innovation. In: Pagel M, ed. Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p 1–4.

Newman SA, Müller GB. 2000. Epigenetic mechanisms of character origination. J Exp Zool 288:304–317.

Wagner GP, Müller GB. 2002. Evolutionary innovations overcome ancestral constraints: A re-examination of character evolution in male sepsid flies (Diptera: Sepsidae). Evol Dev 4:1–6, discussion 7–8.

 Müller GB, Streicher J, Müller RJ. 1996. Homeotic duplication of the pelvic body segment in regenerating tadpole tails induced by retinoic acid. Dev Genes Evol 206:344–348.

Müller GB, Wagner GP. 1991. Novelty in evolution: Restructuring the concept. Annu Rev Ecol Syst 22:229–256.

Müller GB. 1990. Developmental mechanisms at the origin of morphological novelty: A side-effect hypothesis. In: Nitecki MH, ed. Evolutionary Innovations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p 99–130.

Müller GB, Streicher J. 1989. Ontogeny of the syndesmosis tibiofibularis and the evolution of the bird hindlimb: A caenogenetic feature triggers phenotypic novelty. Anat Embryol 179:327–339.

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