Morphogenesis and Evolution

Morphogenesis and Evolution

by Keith Stewart Thomson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195049128

ISBN-13: 9780195049121

Pub. Date: 09/28/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Today developmental and evolutionary biologists are focussing renewed attention on the developmental process—those genetic and cellular factors that influence variation in individual body shape or metabolism—in an attempt to better understand how evolutionary trends and patterns within individuals might be limited and controlled. In this important work,

Overview

Today developmental and evolutionary biologists are focussing renewed attention on the developmental process—those genetic and cellular factors that influence variation in individual body shape or metabolism—in an attempt to better understand how evolutionary trends and patterns within individuals might be limited and controlled. In this important work, the author reviews the classical literature on embryology, morphogenesis, and paleontology, and presents recent genetic and molecular studies on development. The result is a unique perspective on a set of problems of fundamental importance to developmental and evolutionary biologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195049121
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1988
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Theory, Reduction, and Hierarchy
3. Development: Pattern and Process
4. Early Pattern Formation
5. Example: Early Pattern Formation in Amphibia
6. Later Pattern Formation: Morphogenesis
7. Some General Properties of Morphogenetic Systems
8. Patterns of Evolution
9. Morphogenesis and Evolution

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