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Academic & Professional Books  Evolutionary Biology  Evolution

Animal Evolution Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

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By: Claus Nielsen
402 pages, 9 colour plates, 100 b/w photos & illustrations, tables
Animal Evolution
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Animal Evolution provides a comprehensive analysis of the evolutionary interrelationships and myriad diversity of the Animal Kingdom. It reviews the classical, morphological information from structure and embryology, as well as the new data gained from studies using immune stainings of nerves and muscles and blastomere markings which makes it possible to follow the fate of single blastomeres all the way to early organogenesis. Until recently, the information from analyses of gene sequences has tended to produce myriads of quite diverging trees. However, the latest generation of molecular methods, using many genes, expressed sequence tags, and even whole genomes, has brought a new stability to the field. For the first time this book brings together the information from these varied fields, and demonstrates that it is indeed now possible to build a phylogenetic tree from a combination of both morphology and gene sequences.

This thoroughly revised third edition of "Animal Evolution" brings the subject fully up to date, especially in light of the latest advances in molecular techniques. The book is generously illustrated throughout with finely detailed line drawings and clear diagrams, many of them new.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 ANIMALIA
Chapter 3 Prelude: Phylum Choanoflagellata
Chapter 4 Early animal radiation
Chapter 5 Phylum Silicea
Chapter 6 EURADICULATA
Chapter 7 Phylum Calcarea
Chapter 8 PROEPITHELIOZOA
Chapter 9 Phylum Homoscleromorpha
Chapter 10 EUMETAZOA (GASTRAEOZOA)
Chapter 11 Phylum Placozoa
Chapter 12 NEURALIA
Chapter 13 Phylum Cnidaria
Chapter 14 TRIPLOBLASTICA
Chapter 15 Phylum Ctenophora
Chapter 16 BILATERIA
Chapter 17 ACOELOMORPHA
Chapter 18 Phylum Acoela
Chapter 19 Phylum Nemertodermatida
Chapter 20 Phylum Xenoturbellida
Chapter 21 EUBILATERIA
Chapter 22 PROTOSTOMIA
Chapter 23 SPIRALIA (LOPHOTROCHOZOA)
Chapter 24 SCHIZOCOELA
Chapter 25 Phylum Annelida
Chapter 26 Phylum Sipuncula
Chapter 27 Phylum Mollusca
Chapter 28 Phylum Nemertini
Chapter 29 Phylum Platyhelminthes
Chapter 30 Phylum Gastrotricha
Chapter 31 GNATHIFERA
Chapter 32 Phylum Gnathostomulida
Chapter 33 Phylum Micrognathozoa
Chapter 34 Phylum Rotifera
Chapter 35 POLYZOA (=Bryozoa s.l.)
Chapter 36 Phylum Entoprocta
Chapter 37 Phylum Cycliophora
Chapter 38 Phylum Bryozoa (=Ectoprocta)
Chapter 39 BRACHIOZOA
Chapter 40 Phylum Phoronida
Chapter 41 Phylum Brachiopoda
Chapter 42 ECDYSOZOA
Chapter 43 PANARTHROPODA
Chapter 44 Phylum Arthropoda
Chapter 45 Phylum Onychophora
Chapter 46 Phylum Tardigrada
Chapter 47 CYCLONEURALIA
Chapter 48 NEMATOIDEA
Chapter 49 Phylum Nematoda
Chapter 50 Phylum Nematomorpha
Chapter 51 SCALIDOPHORA
Chapter 52 Phylum Priapula
Chapter 53 Phylum Kinorhyncha
Chapter 54 Phylum Loricifera
Chapter 55 Phylum Chaetognatha
Chapter 56 DEUTEROSTOMIA
Chapter 57 AMBULACRARIA
Chapter 58 Phylum Echinodermata
Chapter 59 HEMICHORDATA
Chapter 60 Phylum Enteropneusta
Chapter 61 Phylum Pterobranchia
Chapter 62 CHORDATA
Chapter 63 Phylum Cephalochordata
Chapter 64 Phylum Urochordata
Chapter 65 Phylum Vertebrata (Craniata)
Chapter 66 Problematica

Systematic index
Subject index

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Textbook
By: Claus Nielsen
402 pages, 9 colour plates, 100 b/w photos & illustrations, tables
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