Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byClaus Nielsen

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Animal Evolution provides a comprehensive analysis of the evolutionary interrelationships and myriad diversity of the Animal Kingdom. It reviews the classical, morphological information from structure and embryology, as well as the new data gained from studies using immune stainings of nervesand muscles and blastomere markings which makes it possible to follow the fate of single blastomeres all the way to early organogenesis. Until recently, the information from analyses of gene sequences has tended to produce myriads of quite diverging trees. However, the latest generation of molecularmethods, using many genes, expressed sequence tags, and even whole genomes, has brought a new stability to the field. For the first time this book brings together the information from these varied fields, and demonstrates that it is indeed now possible to build a phylogenetic tree from a combinationof both morphology and gene sequences.This thoroughly revised third edition of Animal Evolution brings the subject fully up to date, especially in light of the latest advances in molecular techniques. The book is generously illustrated throughout with finely detailed line drawings and clear diagrams, many of them new.

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Animal Evolution provides a comprehensive analysis of the evolutionary interrelationships and myriad diversity of the Animal Kingdom. It reviews the classical, morphological information from structure and embryology, as well as the new data gained from studies using immune stainings of nervesand muscles and blastomere markings which ma...

Claus Nielsen is Professor Emeritus, Natural History Museum of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pagesPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019960603X

ISBN - 13:9780199606030

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1. Introduction2. Animalia3. Prelude: Phylum Choanoflagellata4. Early animal radiation5. Phylum Silicea6. Euradiculata7. Phylum Calcarea8. Proepitheliozoa9. Phylum Homoscleromorpha10. Eumetazoa (Gastraeozoa)11. Phylum Placozoa12. Neuralia13. Phylum Cnidaria14. Triploblastica15. Phylum Ctenophora16. Bilateria17. Acoelomorpha18. Phylum Acoela19. Phylum Nemertodermatida20. Phylum Xenoturbellida21. Eubilateria22. Protostomia23. Spiralia (Lophotrochozoa)24. Schizocoela25. Phylum Annelida26. Phylum Sipuncula27. Phylum Mollusca28. Phylum Nemertini29. Phylum Platyhelminthes30. Phylum Gastrotricha31. Gnathifera32. Phylum Gnathostomulida33. Phylum Micrognathozoa34. Phylum Rotifera35. Polyzoa (=Bryozoa s.l.)36. Phylum Entoprocta37. Phylum Cycliophora38. Phylum Bryozoa (=Ectoprocta)39. Brachiozoa40. Phylum Phoronida41. Phylum Brachiopoda42. Eckysozoa43. Panarthropoda44. Phylum Arthropoda45. Phylum Onychophora46. Phylum Tardigrada47. Cycloneuralia48. Nematoidea49. Phylum Nematoda50. Phylum Nematomorpha51. Scalidophora52. Phylum Priapula53. Phylum Kinorhyncha54. Phylum Loricifera55. Phylum Chaetognatha56. Deuterostomia57. Ambulacraria58. Phylum Echinodermata59. Hemichordata60. Phylum Enteropneusta61. Phylum Pterobranchia62. Chordata63. Phylum Cephalochordata64. Phylum Urochordata65. Phylum Vertebrata (Craniata)66. ProblematicaSystematic indexSubject index