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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 amazingly different. Describing and knowing the evolution of this variety of physique plans - from vertebrates equivalent to people and fish to the varied invertebrate teams together with sponges, bugs, molluscs, and the numerous teams of worms - is a huge target of evolutionary biology. during this e-book, a bunch of best researchers undertake a latest, built-in method of describe how present molecular genetic
techniques and disciplines as different as palaeontology, embryology, and genomics were mixed, leading to a dramatic renaissance within the examine of animal evolution.

The final decade has obvious growing to be curiosity in evolutionary biology fuelled via a wealth of information from molecular biology. smooth phylogenies integrating proof from molecules, embryological info, and morphology of dwelling and fossil taxa offer a large consensus of the most important branching styles of the tree of lifestyles; additionally, 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 approved and has spawned
numerous new and interesting questions that require a reassessment of the origins and radiation of animal existence. the point of interest of this quantity is on the point of significant animal teams, the morphological options that outline them, and the mechanisms of swap to their embryology that experience led to their
evolution. present learn subject matters and destiny customers are highlighted together with phylogeny reconstruction, comparative developmental biology, the price of other assets of information and the significance of fossils, homology evaluation, personality evolution, phylogeny of significant teams of animals, and genome evolution. those subject matters are built-in within the mild of a 'new animal phylogeny', to supply clean insights into the styles and strategies of animal evolution.

Animal Evolution presents a well timed and finished assertion of growth within the box for tutorial researchers requiring an authoritative, balanced and up to date assessment 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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