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Author Arthur, Wallace

Title Evolution : a developmental approach / Wallace Arthur

Publ Info Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
 RWU Main Library  QH491 .A769 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QH491 .A769 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 404 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents What is evo-devo? -- Development, cells and molecules -- Natural populations -- Mutation and developmental repatterning -- Heterochrony -- Heterotropy -- Heterometry -- Heterotypy -- The integrative nature of repatterning -- Mapping repatterning to trees -- Adaptation, coadaptation and exaptation -- Developmental bias and constraint -- Developmental genes and evolution -- Gene co-option as an evolutionary mechanism -- Developmental plasticity and evolution -- The origin of species, novelties and body plans -- The evolution of complexity -- Key concepts and connections -- Prospects -- Appendix 1: A little bit of history -- Appendix 2: Naming of genes and proteins -- Appendix 3: Geological time -- Appendix 4: Inferring evolutionary trees from comparative data
Note "The core theme in this book is how evolution works by changing the course of embryonic and post-embryonic development. In other words, it is an evolution text that has been very much influenced by the new approach of evolutionary developmental biology, or 'evo-devo'. Key themes include the following: developmental repatterning; adaptation and coadaptation; gene co-option; developmental plasticity; the origins of evolutionary novelties and body plans; and evolutionary changes in the complexity of organisms. As can be seen from this list, the book includes information across the levels of the gene, the organism, and the population. It also includes the issue of mapping developmental changes onto evolutionary trees. The examples used to illustrate particular points range widely, including animals, plants and fossils"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Developmental biology
Evolution (Biology)
Comparative embryology
ISBN 9781405186582 (pbk.)
1405186585 (pbk.)
9781444337204 (hardcover)
1444337203 (hardcover)