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Advances in evolutionary developmental biology

Author: J Todd Streelman
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley-Blackwell, [2014]
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Providing outstanding breadth of coverage in evo-devo, Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biology provides a comprehensive review of the milestones of research in evolution and development and outlines the exciting research agenda for the field going forward. Compiling the viewpoints of a diverse group of field experts, this timely text expands the now-mature science of evo-devo into more complex areas of  Read more...
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Advances in evolutionary developmental biology
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley-Blackwell, [2014]
(DLC) 2013038051
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Todd Streelman
ISBN: 9781118707463 111870746X 9781118707340 1118707346 9781118707470 1118707478 9781118707449 1118707443
OCLC Number: 858778388
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Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Contributors; 1: "The Genetic Tool-Kit": The Life-History of an Important Metaphor; Introduction; Historical Background to the Term; From "Homeotic Genes" (and "Homeoboxes") to the General Idea of Key Regulatory Genes with Conserved Developmental Functions; The Genetic Tool-Kit: The Seminal Findings That Led to its Coinage and the Key Idea; The Genetic Tool-Kit as a Non-Answer to the Question of Evolutionary Diversification within the Animal Kingdom; Thinking about How GRNs Are "Rewired": Two Approaches; Conclusions; Acknowledgments. 3: The Evolution and Development of Eusocial Insect BehaviorThe Path from Solitary Life to Advanced Social Living; Eusociality: Defining the Extremes of Social Life; The Starting Point: A Solitary Life Cycle; Aggregations; Communal Nesting; Primitive Eusociality; Advanced Eusociality; Ultimate Explanations for Reproductive Division of Labor; What Could Natural Selection Act Upon to Build Eusocial Insect Societies?; Genomic Approaches; A Targeted Approach: Social Co-Option of Solitary Ground Plans; Reproductive Physiology as a Behavioral Regulator; Reproductive Ground Plan Hypothesis. Epigenetics: A New Understanding of the Regulation of Social LifeGenomic Patterns of DNA Methylation: A Substrate for Natural Selection?; The Proposed Functional Roles of DNA Methylation; The Role of DNA Methylation in Eusocial Developmental Plasticity and Evolution; The Putative Role of DNA Methylation in Behavior and Social Behavioral Evolution; Social Insect Evolution: A Quickly Advancing Field; References; 4: Evo-Devo on Chip; Introduction; Interrogating Developmental Mechanisms in Drosophila melanogaster Using Microdevices. Microfluidic Advances for Developmental and Behavioral Studies in C. elegansMicrofluidic Culture Systems for Studying Genetic and Environmental Effects on D. rerio Development; Mammalian Embryonic Development in Microsystems; Conclusion; References; 5: From Black and White to Shades of Gray: Unifying Evo-Devo through the Integration of Molecular and Quantitative Approaches; Introduction; The Geometry of Development: A Quantitative Approach; A Brief Review of GMs; How GM Can Be Used to Study the Evolution of Development.
Responsibility: edited by: J. Todd Streelman.
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Providing outstanding breadth of coverage in evo-devo, Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biology provides a comprehensive review of the milestones of research in evolution and development and  Read more...

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