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By NATURAL SCIENCES and MATHEMATICS (500),ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCES (590),Maximilian J. Telford,D.T.J. Littlewood

ISBN-10: 0199549427

ISBN-13: 9780199549429

ISBN-10: 0199570302

ISBN-13: 9780199570300

Animal lifestyles, now and during the last part billion years, is extremely assorted. Describing and figuring out the evolution of this range of physique plans - from vertebrates comparable to people and fish to the various invertebrate teams together with sponges, bugs, molluscs, and the various teams of worms - is a big objective of evolutionary biology. during this booklet, a gaggle of top researchers undertake a latest, built-in method of describe how present molecular genetic
techniques and disciplines as various as palaeontology, embryology, and genomics were mixed, leading to a dramatic renaissance within the learn of animal evolution.

The final decade has visible becoming curiosity in evolutionary biology fuelled by means of a wealth of information from molecular biology. smooth phylogenies integrating facts from molecules, embryological info, and morphology of dwelling and fossil taxa supply a large consensus of the most important branching styles of the tree of existence; furthermore, the hyperlinks among phenotype and genotype are more and more good understood. This has ended in a competent tree of relationships that has been largely accredited and has spawned
numerous new and intriguing questions that require a reassessment of the origins and radiation of animal existence. the focal point of this quantity is on the point of significant animal teams, the morphological techniques that outline them, and the mechanisms of swap to their embryology that experience led to their
evolution. present examine issues and destiny clients are highlighted together with phylogeny reconstruction, comparative developmental biology, the price of other resources of information and the significance of fossils, homology review, personality evolution, phylogeny of significant teams of animals, and genome evolution. those issues are built-in within the gentle of a 'new animal phylogeny', to supply clean insights into the styles and procedures of animal evolution.

Animal Evolution offers a well timed and entire assertion of growth within the box for tutorial researchers requiring an authoritative, balanced and up to date evaluate of the subject. it's also meant for either top point undergraduate and graduate scholars taking classes in animal evolution, molecular phylogenetics, evo-devo, comparative genomics and linked disciplines.

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