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Developmental plasticity and evolution

Author: Mary Jane West-Eberhard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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Part I - Framework for a Synthesis. 1. Gaps and Inconsistencies in Modern Evolutionary Thought. 2. Material for a Synthesis. 3. Plasticity. 4. Modularity. 5. Development. 6. Adaptive Evolution. 7. Principles of Development and Evolution. 8. Darwin's Theory of Development and Evolution. Part II - The Origins of Novelty. 9. The Nature and Analysis of Phenotypic Transitions. 10. Duplication. 11. Deletion. 12.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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West-Eberhard, Mary Jane.
Developmental plasticity and evolution.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2001055164
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Jane West-Eberhard
ISBN: 9780198028567 0198028563
OCLC Number: 173880285
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 794 pages) : illustrations
Contents: CHAPTER CONTENTS; PART I: FRAMEWORK FOR A SYNTHESIS; PART II: THE ORIGINS OF NOVELTY; PART III: ALTERNATIVE PHENOTYPES; PART IV: DEVELOPMENTAL PLASTICITY AND THE MAJOR THEMES OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY; LITERATURE CITED; AUTHOR INDEX; TAXONOMIC INDEX; SUBJECT INDEX.
Responsibility: Mary Jane West-Eberhard.

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Part I - Framework for a Synthesis. 1. Gaps and Inconsistencies in Modern Evolutionary Thought. 2. Material for a Synthesis. 3. Plasticity. 4. Modularity. 5. Development. 6. Adaptive Evolution. 7. Principles of Development and Evolution. 8. Darwin's Theory of Development and Evolution. Part II - The Origins of Novelty. 9. The Nature and Analysis of Phenotypic Transitions. 10. Duplication. 11. Deletion. 12. Reversion. 13. Heterochrony. 14. Heterotopy. 15. Cross-sexual Transfer. 16. Quantitative Shifts in Correlated Change. 17. Combinatorial Evolution at the Molecular Level. 18. Phenotypic Recom.

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