Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of EvoDevo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom / Edition 1

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of EvoDevo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom / Edition 1

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by Sean B. Carroll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393060160

ISBN-13: 9780393060164

Pub. Date: 04/11/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Evo Devo is evolutionary developmental biology, the third revolution in evolutionary biology. The first was marked by the publication of The Origin of Species. The second occurred in the early twentieth century, when Darwin's theories were merged with the study of genetics. Now the insights of Evo Devo are astonishing the biology world by showing how the endless

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Evo Devo is evolutionary developmental biology, the third revolution in evolutionary biology. The first was marked by the publication of The Origin of Species. The second occurred in the early twentieth century, when Darwin's theories were merged with the study of genetics. Now the insights of Evo Devo are astonishing the biology world by showing how the endless forms of animals butterflies and zebras, trilobites and dinosaurs, apes and humans, are made and evolved. Perhaps the most surprising finding of Evo Devo is the discovery that a small number of primitive genes led to the formation of fundamental organs and appendages in all animal forms. The gene that causes humans to form arms and legs is the same gene that causes birds and insects to form wings, and fish to form fins; similarly, one ancient gene has led to the creation of eyes across the animal kingdom. Changes in the way this ancient tool kit of genes is used have created all the diversity that surrounds us.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393060164
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/11/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface : revolution #3
Introduction : butterflies, zebras, and embryos1
1Animal architecture : modern forms, ancient designs17
2Monsters, mutants, and master genes37
3From E. coli to elephants53
4Making babies : 25,000 genes, some assembly required81
5The dark matter of the genome : operating instructions for the tool kit109
6The big bang of animal evolution137
7Little bangs : wings and other revolutionary inventions167
8How the butterfly got its spots197
9Paint it black221
10A beautiful mind : the making of Homo sapiens249
11Endless forms most beautiful281

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