371 pages, Figs, tabs
Heterochrony, defined as changes in the rate and timing of development in organisms, has been a dominant theme in the explosion of interest of evolution and development. This book explores beyond heterochrony for the links between evolutionary and developmental processes, as well as the origins of morphological diversity.
...contains excellent reviews of the assumptions and mathematical bases that underlie heterochrony analyses... (Evolutionary Anthropology) "...biologists here consider that for too long [heterochrony] has been thought of as the single significant mechanism..." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002) "...a valuable contribution because of its wide compass and unfamiliar examples..." (British Society for Developmental Biology) "...provides a valuable set of case studies that attempt to approach the concept of heterochrony rigorously..." (Heredity, 2003)
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