Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution
By (author) Alessandro Minelli
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Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution by Alessandro Minelli
Book DescriptionAnimal phylogeny is undergoing a major revolution due to the availability of an exponentially increasing amount of molecular data and the application of novel methods of phylogenetic reconstruction, as well as the many spectacular advances in palaeontology and molecular developmental biology. Traditional views of the relationships among major phyla have been shaken and new, often unexpected, relationships are now being considered. At the same time, the emerging discipline of evolutionary developmental biology, or 'evo-devo', has offered new insights into the origin and evolvability of major traits of animal architecture and life cycle. All these developments call for a revised interpretation of the pathways along which animal structure and development has evolved since the origin of the Metazoa. Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution takes on this challenge, successfully integrating morphological, fossil and molecular evidence to produce a novel reinterpretation of animal evolution. Central to the book's approach is an 'evo-devo' perspective on animal evolution (with all the fresh insights this has given into the origin of animal organization and life cycles), complementary to the more traditional perspectives of pattern (cladistics, comparative anatomy and embryology), mechanisms (developmental biology) and adaptation (evolutionary biology). The author advocates the need to approach the study of animal evolution with a critical attitude towards many key concepts of comparative morphology and developmental biology. Particular attention in the book is paid to the evolution of life cycles and larval forms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198566212
(246mm x 189mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alessandro Minelli
Towards a Theory of Development, Paperback (May 2014)
This volume explores the foundations of ontogeny by asking how the development of living things should be understood. It explores key concepts of developmental biology, asks whether general principles of development can be discovered, and what the role of models and theories is in developmental biology.
Evolving Pathways, Paperback (July 2012)
This is an integrated overview of a diverse range of approaches to studying 'evo-devo', for researchers and graduate students.
Surviving, Hardback (December 2009)
A kaleidoscope of magnificent photographs details the astonishing diversity of evolutionary adaptation among animales and plants.
Forms of Becoming, Hardback (March 2009)» View all books by Alessandro Minelli
What comes first, form or function? Trumpeted as the future of biological science, evolutionary developmental biology (or 'evo-devo') answers this question by showing how evolution controls the development of organisms. This book looks at the history and key issues of evo-devo. It focuses on the ways animal organisms evolve through competition.
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Author Biography - Alessandro Minelli
Alessandro Minelli is a professor of zoology at the University of Padova, Italy. Until the mid 90s his main scientific interests have been myriapod phylogeny and taxonomy as well as the principles and methods of biological systematics. During the last decade his main research interests have turned towards evolutionary developmental biology, with special regards to the origin and evolution of appendages and segmentation.
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