Evolutionary Developmental Biology
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:
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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Chordate and vertebrate origins and diversification
Transitions in animal evolution
Integrated change in vertebrate evolution 281
Embryos Environment and Evolution
Evolution genetic variability and the environment
A quantitative genetics model for morphological change
the dilemma for homology
the dilemma for larvae
germ lines and body plans 141
heads and tails
Building organ systems 177
Integrating organ systems developmental canalization
Embryos in Evolution
Complexity and the origin of the Metazoa
Time and place in development
heterochrony and heterotopy 375
Principles and Processes
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