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Evolutionary developmental biology

Author: Brian K Hall
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Although evolutionary developmental biology is a new field, its origins lie in the last century; Evolutionary developmental biology is however more than just a fusion of the fields of developmental  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian K Hall
ISBN: 9780412785900 0412785900
OCLC Number: 133105151
Description: xviii, 491 pages : illustrations
Contents: Preface. Part One: Evolution and Development, Phyla and Fossils. 1. Evolution and Development: Terms and Concepts. 2. Types of Animals: Kingdoms, Phyla, Relationships. 3. Fossils of the Burgess Shale. Part Two: Form and Function, Embryos and Evolution, Inheritance Systems. 4. Types and the Geoffroy-Cuvier Debates: a Crossroads in Evolutionary Morphology. 5. Embryological Archetypes and Homology: Establishing Evolutionary Embryology. 6. Bauplane, Constraints and Basic Phases of Development. 7. Inheritance Systems: Zygotic, Maternal, Epigenetic. Part Three: Embryos in Development. 8. Model Organisms, Conserved Stages and Processes. 9. Where Generations Converge: Germ Lines and Body Plans. 10. Building Vertebrate Embryos: Heads and Tails. 11. Building Organ Systems. 12. Integrating Organ Systems, Developmental Canalization and Asymmetry. Part Four: Embryos in Evolution. 13. Innovation, Novelty and the Origin of Multicellularity. 14. Complexity and the Origin of the Metazoa. 15. Chordate and Vertebrate Origins and Diversification. 16. Transitions in Animal Evolution. 17. Integrated Change in Vertebrate Evolution. Part Five: Embryos, Environment and Evolution. 18. Evolution as the Control of Development by Ecology. 19. Evolution, Genetic Variability and the Environment. 20. A Quantitative Genetics Model for Morphological Change in Development and Evolution. Part Six: DevelopmentEvolves. 21. Development Evolves: The Dilemma for Homology. 22. Ontogeny Evolves: the Dilemma for Larvae. Part Seven: Patterns and Processes, Time and Place. 24. Time and Place in Evolution: Heterochrony and Heterotopy. Part Eight: Principles and Processes. 25. Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Principles and Processes. Abbreviations. References. Index.
Responsibility: Brian K. Hall.

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