The Development of Animal Form: Ontogeny, Morphology, and Evolution by Alessandro MinelliThe Development of Animal Form: Ontogeny, Morphology, and Evolution by Alessandro Minelli

The Development of Animal Form: Ontogeny, Morphology, and Evolution

byAlessandro Minelli

Paperback | March 20, 2006

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Contemporary research in evolutionary developmental biology has been predominantly devoted to interpreting basic features of animal architecture in molecular genetics terms. Considerably less time has been spent on the exploitation of the wealth of facts and concepts from traditional disciplines, such as comparative morphology. This book integrates traditional morphological and contemporary molecular genetic approaches and deals with postembryonic development as well. It offers unconventional views on the basic features of animal organization, such as body axes, symmetry, segments, body regions, appendages and related concepts. This book is of particular interest to graduate students and researchers in evolutionary and developmental biology, cell biology, genetics, and zoology.
Title:The Development of Animal Form: Ontogeny, Morphology, and EvolutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521025184

ISBN - 13:9780521025188

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The Nature of Development; 2. Everything begun to the service of development: cellular Darwinism and the origin of animal form; 3. Development: generic to genetic; 4. Periodization; 5. Body regions, their boundaries and complexity; 6. Differentiation and patterning; 7. Size factors; 8. Axes and symmetries; 9. Segments; 10. Evo-devo perspectives on homology; Summary and Conclusions; References; Index.

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"Alessandro Minelli's The Development of Animal Form is now the best example we have of morphological criticism...an important book." Stuart A. Newman, New York Medical College