Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees by NATURAL SCIENCES and MATHEMATICS (500),ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCES

By NATURAL SCIENCES and MATHEMATICS (500),ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCES (590),Maximilian J. Telford,D.T.J. Littlewood

Animal lifestyles, now and over the last part billion years, is extremely diversified. Describing and knowing the evolution of this variety of physique plans - from vertebrates similar to people and fish to the various invertebrate teams together with sponges, bugs, molluscs, and the various teams of worms - is a tremendous aim of evolutionary biology. during this booklet, a bunch of major researchers undertake a latest, built-in method of describe how present molecular genetic
techniques and disciplines as varied as palaeontology, embryology, and genomics were mixed, leading to a dramatic renaissance within the examine of animal evolution.

The final decade has visible growing to be curiosity in evolutionary biology fuelled by means of a wealth of information from molecular biology. sleek phylogenies integrating facts from molecules, embryological facts, and morphology of dwelling and fossil taxa supply a large consensus of the main branching styles of the tree of lifestyles; in addition, the hyperlinks among phenotype and genotype are more and more good understood. This has led to a competent tree of relationships that has been commonly accredited and has spawned
numerous new and interesting questions that require a reassessment of the origins and radiation of animal lifestyles. the point of interest of this quantity is on the point of significant animal teams, the morphological suggestions that outline them, and the mechanisms of switch to their embryology that experience led to their
evolution. present examine issues and destiny customers are highlighted together with phylogeny reconstruction, comparative developmental biology, the worth of alternative resources of knowledge and the significance of fossils, homology overview, 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 procedures of animal evolution.

Animal Evolution offers a well timed and finished assertion of growth within the box for educational researchers requiring an authoritative, balanced and up to date review of the subject. it's also meant for either higher point undergraduate and graduate scholars taking classes in animal evolution, molecular phylogenetics, evo-devo, comparative genomics and linked disciplines.

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