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Evolutionary Developmental Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128149683, 9780128149690

Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Volume 141

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editor: Scott Gilbert
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128149683
eBook ISBN: 9780128149690
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th February 2021
Page Count: 452
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Table of Contents

1. A developmental perspective of homology and evolutionary novelty
Kenneth Z. McKenna, Günter P. Wagner and Kimberly L. Cooper

2. Modularity and hierarchy in biological systems: Using gene regulatory networks to understand evolutionary change
William L. Hatleberg and Veronica F. Hinman

3. Molecular insights into deuterostome evolution from hemichordate developmental biology
Christopher J Lowe

4. Cephalochordates: A window into vertebrate origins
Linda Z. Holland and Nicholas D. Holland

5. Transitional chordates and vertebrate origins: Tunicates
Alexander Fodor, Jiatai Liu, Lindsay Turner and Billie J. Swalla

6. Evolution of new cell types at the lateral neural border
Jan Stundl, Paola Y. Bertucci, Detlev Arendt and Marianne E. Bronner

7. Evo-devo studies of cyclostomes and the origin and evolution of jawed vertebrates
Shigeru Kuratani

8. Heading for higher ground: Developmental origins and evolutionary diversification of the amniote face
Zachary S. Morris and Arhat Abzhanov

9. The origin of wing polyphenism in ants: An eco-evo-devo perspective
Lisa Hanna and Ehab Abouheif

10. Genetic assimilation and accommodation: Models and mechanisms
H. Frederik Nijhout, Anna M. Kudla and Caleb C. Hazelwood

11. Animal development in the microbial world: The power of experimental model systems
Margaret McFall-Ngai and Thomas C.G. Bosch

12. Animal development in the microbial world: Re-thinking the conceptual framework
Thomas C. G. Bosch and Margaret McFall-Ngai


Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Volume 141 focuses on recent research in evolutionary developmental biology, the science studying how changes in development cause the variations that natural selection operate on. Several new hypotheses and models are presented in this volume, and these concern how homology may be properly delineated, how neural crest and placode cells emerged and how they formed the skull and jaw, and how plasticity and developmental symbiosis enable normal development to be regulated by environmental factors.

Key Features

•New models for homology
•New hypotheses for the generation of chordates
•New models for the roles of plasticity and symbionts in normal development


This volume is written both for student, teachers, and researchers in the fields of developmental biology, evolution, or evolutionary developmental biology. Since evolutionary developmental biology is a field that spans a great variety of disciplines, it is written for people who have some background in at least one of these areas and who wish to expand their knowledge of how animal developmental history and evolutionary history interact.


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Scott Gilbert