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iterative evolution

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The repeated evolution of similar or parallel structures in the development of the same main line. There are many examples of iterative evolution in the fossil record, spanning a wide range of groups. This evolutionary conservatism probably is due to the overriding morphogenetic control exerted by certain regulatory genes.

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