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Homology: The Hierarchical Basis of Comparative Biology

Edited By: Brian K Hall

483 pages, Figs, tabs

Academic Press

Paperback | Jan 2001 | #119793 | ISBN: 0123195837
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #33286 | ISBN: 0123189209
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Presents a comprehensive and detailed account of all aspects of homology, the common evolutionary ancestry of structures in distinct species. Examines issues which have broad implications for research into molecular and developmental biology.

Homology is the central concept for all biology. This fine book brings together a selection of outstanding comparative biologists, all of whom have struggled to formulate a philosophical foundation for homology that has sufficient generality that it can serve all of biology. --David B. Blake in SCIENCE, 1995 "...a fine edited collection of papers about the concept of homology..." --Kenneth M. Weiss in EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY, 1995


Contributors. Introduction, B.K. Hall. Richard Owen and The Concept of Homology, A.L. Panchen. Homology, Topology, and Typology: The History of Modern Debates, O. Rieppel. Homology and Systematics, G. Nelson. Homology, Form, and Function, G.V. Lauder. Can Biometrical Shape Be A Homologous Character?, F.L. Bookstein. Homology, Development, and Heredity, B. Goodwin. History, Ontogeny, and Evolution of the Archetype, N.H. Shubin. Homology and the Mechanisms of Development, G.P. Wagner. Within and Between Organisms: Replicators, Lineages, and Homologues, V.L. Roth. Homology in Molecular Biology, D.M. Hillis. Homology and Behavioral Repertoires, H.W. Greene. Complexity and Homology in Plants, M.J. Donoghue and M.J. Sanderson. Homology, Homeosis, and Process Morphology in Plants, R. Sattler. Index.

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