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desarrollo evolutivo y ontogenético

English translation: phylogeny and ontogeny

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Spanish term or phrase:desarrollo evolutivo y ontogenético
English translation:phylogeny and ontogeny
Entered by: María Eugenia Wachtendorff
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22:17 Sep 30, 2007
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Science - Medical (general) / Developmental Neurobiology
Spanish term or phrase: desarrollo evolutivo y ontogenético
Este curso estudia, comparativamente, el desarrollo evolutivo y ontogenético del sistema nervioso durante el ciclo vital del individuo (desde la concepción hasta el envejecimiento y muerte).

How could anybody "comparatively" study the "developmental evolution AND the ontogeny (i.e., the developmental evolution) of anything on earth???

Any suggestions on how to phrase this so that it makes sense?

Thanks!
María Eugenia Wachtendorff
Chile
Local time: 16:21
phylogeny and ontogeny
Explanation:
The course will apparently discuss the evolutionary development of the nervous system across species (i.e., beginning with simple organisms and ranging through human beings). Similarly, the course will look at the development of the nervous system within a single individual. What ties the two elements of focus together is the old saying: "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" (meaning that embryonic and younger forms of more complex organisms show structural and developmental similarities to simpler organisms.
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Robert Forstag
United States
Local time: 14:21
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Thank you, Robert!
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phylogeny and ontogeny


Explanation:
The course will apparently discuss the evolutionary development of the nervous system across species (i.e., beginning with simple organisms and ranging through human beings). Similarly, the course will look at the development of the nervous system within a single individual. What ties the two elements of focus together is the old saying: "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" (meaning that embryonic and younger forms of more complex organisms show structural and developmental similarities to simpler organisms.

Robert Forstag
United States
Local time: 14:21
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Thank you, Robert!
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Asker: That deserves applause, Robert! Thank you so very much!!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kate Major: Wow.
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  -> Thank you, Kate. :) [Burning the midnight oil?]

agree  Anne Smith Campbell: Marvellous practical explanation! Great!
46 mins
  -> Thanks so much, Anna. :)

agree  Rocio Barrientos
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  -> Thank you, Rocio.
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