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To understand how biodiversity came about through evolution, it is necessary to explain how the underlying molecular and cellular networks have changed to produce the diversity of living organisms. Such an understanding will facilitate systematic improvements to crop plants and livestock that were not possible before.

The overarching goal of evolutionary systems biology is to bring concepts and techniques of systems biology to bear on evolutionary questions and at the same time to propel further developments in systems biology by appropriating quantitative approaches from evolutionary genetics.