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Developmental Mechanisms

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The Developmental Mechanisms Cluster of thematic areas is located within the Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBN) and supports research on the nature, control, and evolution of those processes that comprise the life cycle of organisms. Approaches range from molecular genetics and genomic analysis of developmental processes to the experimental manipulation of whole organisms. Supported in this cluster is research on gametogenesis, fertilization, embryogenesis, differentiation, pattern formation, morphogenesis, and areas of development specific to plants, animals, and/or microbes. Also supported are studies that explore the mechanisms of development in an evolutionary context.

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Judith E. Plesset
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jplesset@nsf.gov (703) 292-8417

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