Evolutionary Developmental Biology

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Springer Science & Business Media, 06 դեկ, 2012 թ. - 491 էջ
Although evolutionary developmental biology is a new field, its origins lie in the last century; the search for connections between embryonic development (ontogeny) and evolutionary change (phylogeny) has been a long one. Evolutionary developmental biology is however more than just a fusion of the fields of developmental and evolutionary biology. It forges a unification of genomic, developmental, organismal, population and natural selection approaches to evolutionary change. It is concerned with how developmental processes evolve; how evolution produces novel structures, functions and behaviours; and how development, evolution and ecology are integrated to bring about and stabilize evolutionary change.
The previous edition of this title, published in 1992, defined the terms and laid out the field for evolutionary developmental biology. This field is now one of the most active and fast growing within biology and this is reflected in this second edition, which is more than twice the length of the original and brought completely up to date. There are new chapters on major transitions in animal evolution, expanded coverage of comparative embryonic development and the inclusion of recent advances in genetics and molecular biology.
The book is divided into eight parts which:
  • place evolutionary developmental biology in the historical context of the search for relationships between development and evolution;
  • detail the historical background leading to evolutionary embryology;
  • explore embryos in development and embryos in evolution;
  • discuss the relationship between embryos, evolution, environment and ecology;
  • discuss the dilemma for homology of the fact that development evolves;
  • deal with the importance of understanding how embryos measure time and place both through development and evolutionarily through heterochrony and heterotrophy; and set out the principles and processes that underlie evolutionary developmental biology.

With over one hundred illustrations and photographs, extensive cross-referencing between chapters and boxes for ancillary material, this latest edition will be of immense interest to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in cell, developmental and molecular biology, and in zoology, evolution, ecology and entomology; in fact anyone with an interest in this new and increasingly important and interdisciplinary field which unifies biology.

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terms and concepts
4
kingdoms phyla relationships
17
Fossils of the Burgess Shale
35
Form and Function Embryos and Evolution
55
establishing evolutionary
68
Baupline constraints and basic phases of development
93
zygotic maternal epigenetic 111
112
Model organisms conserved stages and processes
123
Chordate and vertebrate origins and diversification
239
Transitions in animal evolution
255
Integrated change in vertebrate evolution 281
280
Embryos Environment and Evolution
295
Evolution genetic variability and the environment
307
A quantitative genetics model for morphological change
321
the dilemma for homology
335
the dilemma for larvae
353

germ lines and body plans 141
140
heads and tails
155
Building organ systems 177
176
Integrating organ systems developmental canalization
197
Embryos in Evolution
211
Complexity and the origin of the Metazoa
223
Time and place in development
365
heterochrony and heterotopy 375
374
Principles and Processes
393
Abbreviations
403
Index
479
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