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

From DNA to Diversity : Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1405119504

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ISBN13: 978-1405119504
ISBN10: 1405119500
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 2005
International: No

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From DNA to Diversity : Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design - 2ND 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405119504

Sean B. Carroll and Scott Weatherbee

ISBN13: 978-1405119504
ISBN10: 1405119500
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

In this landmark work, the author team led by Dr. Sean Carroll presents the general principles of the genetic basis of morphological change through a synthesis of evolutionary biology with genetics and embryology. In this extensively revised second edition, the authors delve into the latest discoveries, incorporating new coverage of comparative genomics, molecular evolution of regulatory proteins and elements, and microevolution of animal development.

  • An accessible text, focusing on the most well-known genes, developmental processes and taxa.
  • Builds logically from developmental genetics and regulatory mechanisms to evolution at different genetic morphological levels.
  • Adds major insights from recent genome studies, new evo-devo biology research findings, and a new chapter on models of variation and divergence among closely related species.
  • Provides in-depth focus on key concepts through well-developed case studies.
  • Features clear, 4-color illustrations and photographs, chapter summaries, references and a glossary.
  • Presents the research of Dr. Carroll, a pioneer in the field and the past president of the Society for Developmental Biology.

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. Evolution of Morphological Novelties

7. Morphological Variation and Species Divergence

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

Glossary

Index

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