The Inductive Brain in Development and Evolution

The Inductive Brain in Development and Evolution

1st Edition - June 22, 2021

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  • Author: Nelson Cabej
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323851664
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323851541

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The Inductive Brain in Development and Evolution provides readers with a substantial biological education on animal nervous systems and their role in the development, adaptation, homeostasis, and evolution of species. The book begins by delving into the embryonic development of the brain and then discusses epigenetic information and neural activity post-birth. It then analyzes the inductive brain’s neural and brain control of such factors like myogenesis, bone development, sensory organs, metamorphosis in vertebrates and invertebrates, and wing development in insects. The book closes with an examination of phenotypic evolution in neural control, mechanisms, and drivers of animal brains. The Inductive Brain in Development and Evolution will offer evolutionary biologists, specifically those researching development, adaptation, and evolution of animals, a comprehensive text that covers a variety of valuable topics.

Key Features

  • Presents the first book devoted to the inductive role of the brain in development, in adaptation, and in the evolution processes in animals
  • Examines the central nervous system (CNS) from embryonic to adult life stages
  • Provides detailed evidence to investigate the role of the CNS in molding animal morphology and life histories

Readership

Evolutionary biologists, specifically those researching development, adaptation, and evolution of animals

Table of Contents

  • 1. Pre-neural stage of development
    2. Development of the central nervous system
    3. The inductive brain in animal development
    4. Brain involvement in phenotypic evolution
    5. Maintenance and change of phenotype - inheritance of acquired traits

Product details

  • No. of pages: 290
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: June 22, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323851664
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323851541

About the Author

Nelson Cabej

Dr. Nelson R. Cabej is the author of Epigenetic Principles Of Evolution (Elsevier, 2011) and Building The Most Complex Structure On Earth (Elsevier, 2013), in which he examines the role of epigenetic mechanisms in organismal evolution. He has published more than 40 scientific articles and 10 books in English and his native language of Albanian on evolutionary biology, epigenetics, and developmental biology. Dr. Cabej earned his Ph.D. in biology at the University of Tirana, Albania, and presently serves as a researcher in the Department of Biology at the university. He has previously taught biology at William Paterson College, Wayne, N.J, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biology, University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania

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