Agency and Directionality in Development

Papers From This Cluster

Fung, L., Konkol, A., Ishikawa, T., Larson, B. T., Brunet, T., & Goldstein, R. E. (2023). Swimming, Feeding and Inversion of Multicellular Choanoflagellate Sheets [Preprint]. Biophysics.

Rodríguez-Bustos, L., Galicia, L., Benítez, M., Palacios-Rojas, N., & Ramos, I. (2023). Implementing the nature’s contributions framework: A case study based on farm typologies in small-scale agroecosystems from the Mexico highlands. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 7, 1009447.

Leptos, K. C., Chioccioli, M., Furlan, S., Pesci, A. I., & Goldstein, R. E. (2023). Phototaxis of Chlamydomonas arises from a tuned adaptive photoresponse shared with multicellular Volvocine green algae. Physical Review E, 107(1), 014404.

Sreepadmanabh, M., Ganesh, M., Bhat, R., & Bhattacharjee, T. (2023). Jammed microgel growth medium prepared by flash-solidification of agarose for 3D cell culture and 3D bioprinting [Preprint]. Bioengineering.

Parke, E. C., & Plutynski, A. (2023). Going big by going small: Trade-offs in microbiome explanations of cancer. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 97, 101–110.

Mora Van Cauwelaert, E., González González, C., Boyer, D., Hajian-Forooshani, Z., Vandermeer, J., & Benítez, M. (2023). Dispersal and plant arrangement condition the timing and magnitude of coffee rust infection. Ecological Modelling, 475, 110206.

Plutynski, A. (2022). Philosophical issues in cancer and public health. In A. Broadbent & S. Venkatapuram, The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Public Health (1st ed., pp. 393–406). Routledge.

Plutynski, A. (2022). On Explaining Peto’s Paradox. European Journal of Epidemiology.

Ramachandran, R. V., Barman, A., Modak, P., Bhat, R., Ghosh, A., & Saini, D. K. (2022). How safe are magnetic nanomotors: From cells to animals. Biomaterials advances, 140, 213048.


  • Raw and processed allele-specific RNA-seq data are available in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Gene Expression Omnibus database under accession no. GSE184888 (subseries GSE184885, GSE184886, GSE184887,GSE190498)
  • PacBio HiFi and 10X-linked read data from Gasterosteus high-spine sequencing are available at the NCBI under BioProject no. PRJNA766710
  • The 10X-linkedread data from Apeltes quadracus four- and five-spine fish are available under BioProject no. PRJNA769115
  • Sequences surrounding AxE in Gasterosteus from the two parental QTL populations and the Apeltes AxE sequences tested in the transgenic assays are available in GenBank (OK383406, OK383407, OK383404, OK383405)
  • QTL mapping files, phenotype data files and association mapping genotype files are available at figshare
  • The pTia1l-hspGFP plasmid is available from Addgene
  • Source data are provided with this paper. Other materials will be made available upon reasonable request

Code: available at figshare

Newman, S. A. (2022). Form, Function, Agency: Sources of Natural Purpose in Animal Evolution. In Evolution ‘on Purpose’: Teleonomy in Living Systems. EcoEvoRxiv.