How Does Modularity in the Genotype–Phenotype Map Shape Development and Evolution?


Traits do not evolve independently, as genetic and developmental associations affect the variation that is expressed in populations and that is available for evolutionary change. In this chapter, we explore the causes and consequences of structured variation, introducing the concept of modularity, exploring some possible causes for modular organization in different levels, and, finally, discussing how the introduction of new variation can evolve.

In Martín-Durán J., Vellutini B. (eds) Old Questions and Young Approaches to Animal Evolution
Diogo Melo
Diogo Melo
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow

My research interests include the evolution of genetic architeture and computational biology.