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Developmental Biology is the study of organisms’ life cycles from single cell to complex reproducing and aging multi-cellular organisms. It endeavours to explain phenomena such as: cellular differentiation (e.g. neurons vs. liver cells) and cellular aging, the development of gross morphology and anatomical structures (e.g. body shape and organs -eyes and limbs-), and the development of an organism as an integrated part of an eco-system (e.g. phenotypic plasticity). The philosophically relevant points, in addition to broader philosophy of science inquiries (e.g. confirmation and explanation) are those that have to do with the ontological status of biological kinds and with inter-level relations, specifically the integration of developmental biology with evolutionary biology and to a lesser extent, with ecology. Keeping this is in mind the subcategories within Developmental Biology can be grouped into three main themes: Evolution, Ecology and Ontology.    

Evolution

(Evolutionary-Developmental Biology, Developmental Constraints and Process Structuralism)

Ecology 

(Ecological Developmental Biology, Epigenetic Inheritance, Nature vs. Nurture and Innateness) 

and 

Ontology 

(Developmental Modularity, Developmental System Theory and Process Structuralism).

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  1. Mathematical Model and Simulation of Retina and Tectum Opticum of Lower Vertebrates.U. an der Heiden & G. Roth - 1987 - Acta Biotheoretica 36 (3):179-212.
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  2. An Emerging System to Study Photosymbiosis, Brain Regeneration, Chronobiology, and Behavior: The Marine Acoel Symsagittifera Roscoffensis.Enrique Arboleda, Volker Hartenstein, Pedro Martinez, Heinrich Reichert, Sonia Sen, Simon Sprecher & Xavier Bailly - 2018 - Bioessays 40 (10):1800107.
  3. Mitochondrial Heterogeneity, Metabolic Scaling and Cell Death.Juvid Aryaman, Hanne Hoitzing, Joerg P. Burgstaller, Iain G. Johnston & Nick S. Jones - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (7):1700001.
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  4. Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines (Review).John C. Avise - 2004 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 47 (1):145-148.
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  5. Eugenics and Individual Phenotypic Variation: To What Extent Is Biology a Predictive Science?Evan Balaban - 1998 - Science in Context 11 (3-4):331 - 356.
    Eugenics, in whatever form it may be articulated, is based on the idea that phenotypic characteristics of particular individuals can be predicted in advance. This paper argues that biology's capacity to predict many of the characteristics exhibited by an individual, especially behavioral or cognitive attributes, will always be very limited. This stems from intrinsic limitations to the methodology for relating genotypes to phenotypes, and from the nature of developmental processes which intervene between genotypes and phenotypes. While genetic studies may generate (...)
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  6. How Did the Eukaryotes Evolve?Marcello Barbieri - 2017 - Biological Theory 12 (1):13-26.
    The fossil record shows that the stromatolites built by cyanobacteria 2 and 3 billion years ago are virtually identical to those built by their modern descendants, which is just a part of much evidence revealing that bacteria have barely changed in billions of years. They appeared very early in the history of life and have conserved their complexity ever since. The eukaryotes, however, did the opposite. They repeatedly increased the complexity of their cells and eventually broke the cellular barrier and (...)
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  7. The Cell: Locus or Object of Inquiry?William Bechtel - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 41 (3):172-182.
    Research in many fields of biology has been extremely successful in decomposing biological mechanisms to discover their parts and operations. It often remains a significant challenge for scientists to recompose these mechanisms to understand how they function as wholes and interact with the environments around them. This is true of the eukaryotic cell. Although initially identified in nineteenth-century cell theory as the fundamental unit of organisms, researchers soon learned how to decompose it into its organelles and chemical constituents and have (...)
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  8. Manipulating Carbohydrate Metabolism to Enhance Regeneration.Caroline W. Beck - 2016 - Bioessays 38 (12):1192-1192.
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  9. Mitochondrial Outer Membrane Channels: Emerging Diversity in Transport Processes.Thomas Becker & Richard Wagner - 2018 - Bioessays 40 (7):1800013.
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  10. SMT or TOFT? How the Two Main Theories of Carcinogenesis Are Made Incompatible.Baptiste Bedessem & Stéphanie Ruphy - 2015 - Acta Biotheoretica 63 (3):257-267.
  11. SMT and TOFT Integrable After All: A Reply to Bizzarri and Cucina.Baptiste Bedessem & Stphanie Ruphy - forthcoming - Acta Biotheoretica.
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  12. Cell Death and Morphogenesis During Early Mouse Development: Are They Interconnected?Ivan Bedzhov & Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz - 2015 - Bioessays 37 (4):372-378.
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  13. Adult Neural Stem Cells: Long-Term Self-Renewal, Replenishment by the Immune System, or Both?Barbara S. Beltz, Emily L. Cockey, Jingjing Li, Jody F. Platto, Kristina A. Ramos & Jeanne L. Benton - 2015 - Bioessays 37 (5):495-501.
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  14. Travelling Waves of Cell Differentiation.M. Benmir, N. Bessonov, S. Boujena & V. Volpert - 2015 - Acta Biotheoretica 63 (4):381-395.
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  15. Germline Development in Amniotes: A Paradigm Shift in Primordial Germ Cell Specification.Federica Bertocchini & Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes - 2016 - Bioessays 38 (8):791-800.
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  16. Biological Regulation: Controlling the System From Within.Leonardo Bich, Matteo Mossio, Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo & Alvaro Moreno - 2016 - Biology and Philosophy 31 (2):237-265.
    Biological regulation is what allows an organism to handle the effects of a perturbation, modulating its own constitutive dynamics in response to particular changes in internal and external conditions. With the central focus of analysis on the case of minimal living systems, we argue that regulation consists in a specific form of second-order control, exerted over the core regime of production and maintenance of the components that actually put together the organism. The main argument is that regulation requires a distinctive (...)
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  17. Love is Like Oxygen.Neil W. Blackstone - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (2):1600257.
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  18. Love is Like Oxygen.Neil W. Blackstone - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (2):1600257.
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  19. An Approach to Tumor Virus Identification.Phyllis B. Blair - 1967 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 11 (1):173-176.
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  20. Nanog Expression in Embryonic Stem Cells - An Ideal Model System to Dissect Enhancer Function.Steven Blinka & Sridhar Rao - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (12):1700086.
    Embryonic stem cells are derived from the preimplantation embryo and can differentiate into virtually any other cell type, which is governed by lineage specific transcriptions factors binding to cis regulatory elements to mediate changes in gene expression. The reliance on transcriptional regulation to maintain pluripotency makes ESCs a valuable model to study the role of distal CREs such as enhancers in modulating gene expression to affect cell fate decisions. This review will highlight recent advance on transcriptional enhancers, focusing on studies (...)
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  21. How to Lose the Plasmalemma? Lessons From Ciliates, Dinoflagellates and Euglenids.Andrzej Bodył - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (11):1700149.
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  22. Quantitative Aspects of T-Cell Recognition: From Within the Antigen-Presenting Cell to Within the T Cell.Pierre Bongrand & Bernard Malissen - 1998 - Bioessays 20 (5):412-422.
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  23. Evolution of Dynamin: Modular Design of a Membrane Remodeling Machine.Marc Bramkamp - 2015 - Bioessays 37 (4):348-348.
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  24. Symmetry-Breaking Dynamics in Development.Noah Moss Brender - 2017 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 16 (4):585-596.
    Recognition of the plasticity of development — from gene expression to neuroplasticity — is increasingly undermining the traditional distinction between structure and function, or anatomy and behavior. At the same time, dynamic systems theory — a set of tools and concepts drawn from the physical sciences — has emerged as a way of describing what Maurice Merleau-Ponty calls the “dynamic anatomy” of the living organism. This article surveys and synthesizes dynamic systems models of development from biology, neuroscience, and psychology in (...)
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  25. How the TRPA1 Receptor Transmits Painful Stimuli: Inner Workings Revealed by Electron Cryomicroscopy.Monique S. J. Brewster & Rachelle Gaudet - 2015 - Bioessays 37 (11):1184-1192.
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  26. Getting a-Head of the Organizer: Anterior-Posterior Patterning of the Forebrain.Rachel Brewster & Nadia Dahmane - 1999 - Bioessays 21 (8):631-636.
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  27. Demarcation of Viral Shelters Results in Destruction by Membranolytic GTPases: Antiviral Function of Autophagy Proteins and Interferon‐Inducible GTPases.Hailey M. Brown, Scott B. Biering, Allen Zhu, Jayoung Choi & Seungmin Hwang - 2018 - Bioessays 40 (6):1700231.
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  28. What Evolvability Really Is.R. L. Brown - 2014 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 65 (3):549-572.
  29. Significance of Transcytosis in Alzheimer's Disease: BACE1 Takes the Scenic Route to Axons.Virginie Buggia-Prévot & Gopal Thinakaran - 2015 - Bioessays 37 (8):888-898.
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  30. The Hypoxic Microenvironment: A Determinant of Cancer Stem Cell Evolution.Amancio Carnero & Matilde Lleonart - 2016 - Bioessays 38 (S1):S65-S74.
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  31. Centriole Positioning in Epithelial Cells and its Intimate Relationship with Planar Cell Polarity.Jose Maria Carvajal-Gonzalez, Sonia Mulero-Navarro & Marek Mlodzik - 2016 - Bioessays 38 (12):1234-1245.
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  32. Integrin and Cadherin Clusters: A Robust Way to Organize Adhesions for Cell Mechanics.Rishita Changede & Michael Sheetz - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (1):e201600123.
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  33. Integrin and Cadherin Clusters: A Robust Way to Organize Adhesions for Cell Mechanics.Rishita Changede & Michael Sheetz - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (1):e201600123.
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  34. The Energy Maintenance Theory of Aging: Maintaining Energy Metabolism to Allow Longevity.Snehal N. Chaudhari & Edward T. Kipreos - 2018 - Bioessays 40 (8):1800005.
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  35. Novel Channels of the Outer Membrane of Mitochondria: Recent Discoveries Change Our View.Vanessa Checchetto & Ildiko Szabo - 2018 - Bioessays 40 (6):1700232.
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  36. Boundaries of Loop Domains : Determinants of Chromosome Form and Function in Multicellular Eukaryotes.Darya Chetverina, Miki Fujioka, Maksim Erokhin, Pavel Georgiev, James B. Jaynes & Paul Schedl - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (3):1600233.
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  37. Boundaries of Loop Domains : Determinants of Chromosome Form and Function in Multicellular Eukaryotes.Darya Chetverina, Miki Fujioka, Maksim Erokhin, Pavel Georgiev, James B. Jaynes & Paul Schedl - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (3):1600233.
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  38. Cell Surface Damage Activates a Cell Cycle Checkpoint.Duncan J. Clarke - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (4):1700022.
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  39. Splitting: The Difference. Chromosome Segregation and Aneuploidy . Edited by BALDEV K. VIG. . Springer Verlag, NATO AS1 Series . 4. [REVIEW]Duncan J. Clarke - 1994 - Bioessays 16 (11):857-857.
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  40. Synapse Pruning: Mitochondrial ROS with Their Hands on the Shears.James N. Cobley - 2018 - Bioessays 40 (7):1800031.
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  41. Asymmetric Damage Segregation at Cell Division Via Protein Aggregate Fusion and Attachment to Organelles.Miguel Coelho & Iva M. Tolić - 2015 - Bioessays 37 (7):740-747.
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  42. Identifying Human Naïve Pluripotent Stem Cells − Evaluating State‐Specific Reporter Lines and Cell‐Surface Markers.Amanda J. Collier & Peter J. Rugg-Gunn - 2018 - Bioessays 40 (5):1700239.
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  43. The Cell in Development and Inheritance.E. G. Conklin - 1897 - Psychological Review 4 (3):318-322.
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  44. Defining Heterogeneity Within Bacterial Populations Via Single Cell Approaches.Kimberly M. Davis & Ralph R. Isberg - 2016 - Bioessays 38 (8):782-790.
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  45. Transcellular Cell Movement and the Formation of Metastases.Peter P. H. De Bruyn - 1983 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 26 (3):441-450.
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  46. The Plasticity of the Merely Human.Damon Marcel DeCoste - 2007 - Renascence 60 (1):33-52.
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  47. Glial Strategy for Metabolic Shuttling and Neuronal Function.Joachim W. Deitmer - 2000 - Bioessays 22 (8):747-752.
  48. Retroviral Integration: Site Matters.Jonas Demeulemeester, Jan De Rijck, Rik Gijsbers & Zeger Debyser - 2015 - Bioessays 37 (11):1202-1214.
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  49. Adaptive Responses to Genotoxic Damage: Bacterial Strategies to Prevent ‐Mutation and Cell Death.Bruce Demple - 1987 - Bioessays 6 (4):157-160.
  50. Insect Developmental Genetics – Moving Beyond Drosophila.Rob Denell - 1987 - Bioessays 6 (2):77-79.
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