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Forms of becoming : the evolutionary biology of development

Author: Alessandro Minelli
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
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What comes first, form or function? Evolutionary developmental biology (or "evo-devo") answers this fundamental question by showing how evolution controls the development of organisms. Alessandro Minelli takes an in-depth and comprehensive look at the history and key issues of evo-devo, focusing on the innovative ways animal organisms evolve through competition and cooperation. Minelli provides a complete overview  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alessandro Minelli
ISBN: 9780691135687 0691135681
OCLC Number: 233030259
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Translated from the Italian.
Description: xiii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Unity in diversity --
Archetypes --
Easy numbers, forbidden numbers --
Privileged genes --
Evolution and development --
The logic of development --
Paradigm shifts --
Comparisons --
The body's syntax --
Competition or cooperation? --
Making and remaking --
Innovations without plans.
Other Titles: Forme del divenire.
Responsibility: Alessandro Minelli ; Mark Epstein, translator.
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