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Shape of Life : Genes, Development, and the Evolution of Animal Form - 96 edition

Shape of Life : Genes, Development, and the Evolution of Animal Form (ISBN10: 0226702669; ISBN13: 9780226702667)
ISBN13: 978-0226702667
ISBN10: 0226702669

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Summary: Rudolf Raff is recognized as a pioneer in evolutionary developmental biology. In their 1983 book, Embryos, Genes, and Evolution, Raff and co-author Thomas Kaufman proposed a synthesis of developmental and evolutionary biology. In The Shape of Life, Raff analyzes the rise of this new experimental discipline and lays out new research questions, hypotheses, and approaches to guide its development.

Raff uses the evolution of animal body plans to exemplify the i ...show morenterplay between developmental mechanisms and evolutionary patterns. Animal body plans emerged half a billion years ago. Evolution within these body plans during this span of time has resulted in the tremendous diversity of living animal forms.

Raff argues for an integrated approach to the study of the intertwined roles of development and evolution involving phylogenetic, comparative, and functional biology. This new synthesis will interest not only scientists working in these areas, but also paleontologists, zoologists, morphologists, molecular biologists, and geneticists. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 96
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 01/28/1996
International: No

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