Evolution and Development

  • William Jeffery

The marriage of evolutionary biology with developmental biology has resulted in the formation of a new field, evolutionary developmental biology, or “evo-devo.” This volume reviews current research findings and thought in the broad field of evo-devo, looking at the developmental genetic mechanisms that cause variation and how alterations of these mechanisms can generate novel structural changes in a variety of plant and animal life.
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Researchers in and professors of cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, and genetics


Book information

  • Published: April 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374455-5

Table of Contents

1. The Origin, Elaboration, and Radiation of Beetle Horns: Causes, Mechanisms, and Consequences; Armin Moczek 2. Regulation of mRNA translation and stability: the other cis-regulatory network in development and evolution; Eric Haag3. The role of Wnt signaling in the evolution of embryonic polarity; Athula H. Wikramanayake 4. Patterning a spiralian embryo: cell lineage and signaling in the mollusc Ilyanassa; J. David Lambert5. Evolution and Development of the Blind Cavefish Eye; William Jeffery6. Evolution of vertebrate appendage development; Martin J. Cohn7. Gene regulatory networks in neural crest developmenta and evolution; Marianne Bronner-Fraser8. New model systems for the study of developmental evolution in plants; Elena M. Kramer9. Axis formation and the rapid evolutionary transformation of larval form; Rudolph A. Raff