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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33027-5-ch013
Pages 59–66
First published 20 July 2015

Partial Redundancy and Morphological Homeostasis: Reliable Development through Overlapping Mechanisms

Micah Brodsky

Abstract

How might organisms grow into their desired physical forms in spite of environmental and genetic variation? How do they maintain this form in spite of physical insults? I show how these questions may have a common answer, a process of morphological homeostasis built from overlapping, partially redundant mechanisms.