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

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Overview

Morphogenesis and Evolution

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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