Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, Vol. 32, No. 6, 2001, p. 335. Translated from Ontogenez, Vol. 32, No. 6, 2001, p. 403. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2001 by Zakharov. NATIONAL POPULATION WORKSHOP: “ONTOGENESIS AND POPULATION” IV National Population Workshop: “Ontogenesis and Population” (Moscow, May 18–19, 2001) V. M. Zakharov Kol’tsov Institute of Developmental Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vavilova 26, Moscow, 119991 Russia E-mail: email@example.com Papers presented at the IV National Population conditions (L.A. Zhukova and N.V. Glotov; Workshop “Ontogenesis and Population” held in Mos- O.V. Smirnova et al.*). The use of data on genetic con- cow May 18–19, 2001, at the Kol’tsov Institute of trol of morphogenesis makes it possible to feature the Developmental Biology, Russian Academy of Sci- pathways of morphological evolution (T.A. Ezhova and ences, are published in this issue. As follows from the O.A. Sklyarova). Analysis of multidimensional ontoge- title of the workshop, its goal was to unite the popula- netic channels opens new possibilities for understand- tion and ontogenetic trends of research, which have tra- ing the mechanisms of appearance of the intra- and ditionally been separate ﬁelds of study. interspeciﬁc morphological diversity (M.V. Mina). Extremely important information about the history of The estimation of developmental homeostasis in life of an individual can be obtained through analysis of natural populations is a promising direction in popula- recording structures (G.A. Klevezal). tion-ontogenetic investigations. This direction proves to be useful in the solution of some basic problems of Thus, the papers published in this issue represent the population biology (paper by V.M. Zakharov et al. in current state of population-ontogenetic studies, its suc- this issue). The monitoring of populations of various cesses and problems, and the perspective of its use in plants and animals is also based on the estimation of both theoretical investigations on the ﬁeld of popula- developmental homeostasis, which proved to be effec- tion and evolutionary biology and in the monitoring of tive both in nature and under the anthropogenic inﬂu- the environment. It is hoped that this direction will be ence. For such estimations, morphological, cytoge- of interest for developmental biologists and that further netic, and physiological indices, which undergo coordi- studies in this area will initiate new population studies. nated changes, can be used (E.G. Chistyakova and We would like to thank most sincerely all those who N.G. Kryzheva; L.V. Sherzhukova et al.*; A.K. Butoi- helped us in preparing this issue of the journal: rina and E.V. Kormilitsyna; A.T. Chubinishvili; N.V. Glotov for his idea of organizing a series of popu- P.D. Vengerov; S.G. Dmitriev and V.M. Zakharov). lation workshops, S.G. Vassetzky and Editorial Board Estimation of the morphological polyvariance of onto- of the journal for publication of the workshop materials genesis allows a better understanding of the population in this issue, N.P. Zhdanova, M.S. Checheta, and structure and its dynamics with respect to ecological reviewers for preparation of manuscripts, and W. Alton Jones Foundation, for support of the workshop and of *This paper will be published in the next issue of the Russian Jour- nal of Developmental Biology. the publication of its materials. 1062-3604/01/3206-0335$25.00 © 2001 MAIK ÒNauka / Interperiodica”
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