From DNA to Diversity: Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design / Edition 1

From DNA to Diversity: Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design / Edition 1

by Sean B. Carroll, Jennifer K. Grenier, Scott D. Weatherbee
     
 

This textbook for undergraduates describes how animals have diverged from common ancestry through changes in their DNA. It explains various genetic regulatory mechanisms and examines case studies of evolutionary change at different genetic and morphological levels. The second edition incorporates new findings from evo-devo biology research and adds a new chapter on… See more details below

Overview

This textbook for undergraduates describes how animals have diverged from common ancestry through changes in their DNA. It explains various genetic regulatory mechanisms and examines case studies of evolutionary change at different genetic and morphological levels. The second edition incorporates new findings from evo-devo biology research and adds a new chapter on models of variation and divergence among closely related species. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632045112
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Sean Carroll is currently an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin. His research for the past twenty years has focused on the genetics of animal development and evolution, and yielded many original discoveries as to the mechanisms underlying the making and evolution of animal form.

Jennifer Grenier is currently a Senior Scientist in the Microarray group at Mirus Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin. Her scientific interests include the evolution of development, comparative genomics, and innovative technologies for functional genomics research.

Scott Weatherbee is a research fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He studies the developmental genetics of limb formation and patterning.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. A Brief History of Animals.

2. The Genetic Toolkit for Development.

3. Building Animals.

4. Evolution of the Toolkit.

5. Diversification of Body Plans and Body Parts.

6. The Evolution of Morphological Novelties.

7. From DNA to Diversity: The Primacy of Regulatory Evolution.

Glossary.

Index.

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