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The Shape of Life: Genes, Development, and the Evolution of Animal Form

By: Rudolf A Raff

520 pages, Figs, tabs

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Jun 1996 | #53302 | ISBN: 0226702669
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | #53301 | ISBN: 0226702650
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About this book

In the 1983 book Embryos, Genes, and Evolution, Raff proposed a synthesis of development and evolutionary biology. In this new book he analyzes the rise of this new experimental discipline and lays out new research questions, hypotheses, and approaches to guide its development.


Contents

Preface Acknowledgments 1: Over the Ice for Ontogeny and Phylogeny 2: Metazoan Phyla and Body Plans 3: Deep Time and Metazoan Origins 4: Molecular Phylogeny: Dissecting the Metazoan Radiation 5: Recovering Data from the Past 6: The Developmental Basis of Body Plans 7: Building Similar Animals in Different Ways 8: It's Not All Heterochrony 9: Developmental Constraints 10: Modularity, Dissociation, and Co-option 11: Opportunistic Genomes 12: Evolving New Body Plans References Index

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