The Resource The origin of animal body plans : a study in evolutionary developmental biology, Wallace Arthur

The origin of animal body plans : a study in evolutionary developmental biology, Wallace Arthur

Label
The origin of animal body plans : a study in evolutionary developmental biology
Title
The origin of animal body plans
Title remainder
a study in evolutionary developmental biology
Statement of responsibility
Wallace Arthur
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The body of evolutionary theory that currently occupies a dominant position in biological thought is new-Darwinism. While this theory has considerable explanatory power, it is widely recognized as being incomplete in that lacks a component dealing with individual development, or ontogeny. This lack is particularly conspicuous in relation to attempts to explain the evolutionary origin of the 35 or so animal body plans, and of the developmental trajectories that generate them. This book examines both the origin of body plans in particular and the evolution of animal development in general. In doing so, it ranges widely, covering topics as diverse as comparative developmental genetics, selection theory and Vendian/Cambrian fossils. Particular emphasis is placed on gene duplication, changes in spatiotemporal gene-expression patterns, internal selection, coevolution of interacting genes, and coadaptation
  • The book will be of particular interest to researchers and students in evolutionary biology, genetics, palaeontology and development biology
Dewey number
571.3/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH491
LC item number
.A77 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The origin of animal body plans : a study in evolutionary developmental biology, Wallace Arthur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-332) and index
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Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. What is Body Plan? -- 3. Patterns of Body Plan Origins -- 4. Evolutionary Developmental Biology -- 5. Developmental Mechanisms: Cells and Signals -- 6. Developmental Mechanisms: Genes -- 7. Comparative Developmental Genetics -- 8. Gene Duplication and Mutation -- 9. The Spread of Variant Ontogenies in Populations -- 10. Creation Versus Destruction -- 11. Ontogeny and Phylogeny Revisited -- 12. Prospect: Expanding the Synthesis
Control code
000013106187
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 338 p.
Isbn
9780521550147
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
97003021
Other physical details
ill.
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.b17967715
System control number
  • 97003021AB
  • (OCoLC)36485780

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