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Major Events in Early Vertebrate Evolution: Palaeontology, Phylogeny, Genetics and Development

Series: Systematics Association Special Volumes Series Volume: 61

Edited By: Per Ahlberg

418 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #108081 | ISBN: 0415233704
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Documents the rapidly developing research in molecular biology and developmental genetics and shows how phylogenetics and developmental biology can provide complementary and mutually supportive information about evolutionary events.


1. Deuterostome Phylogeny: The Context for the Origin and Evolution of the Vertebrates Henry Gee 2. Amphioxus and the Evolutionary Origin of the Vertebrate Neural Crest and Midbrain/Hindbrain Boundary Linda Z. Holland and Nicholas D. Holland 3. The Origin of the Neural Crest Peter W. H. Holland, Hiroshi Wada, Miguel Manzanares, Robb Krumlauf and Sebastian M. Shimeld 4. The Origin and Early Fossil History of the Chordate Acustico-Lateralis System, with Remarks on the Reality of the Echinoderm-Hemichordate Clade Richard P. S. Jefferies 5. The Cambrian Origin of Vertebrates M. Paul Smith, Ivan J. Sansom and Karen D. Cochrane 6. Origin of a Mineralized Skeleton Philip C. J. Donoghue and Richard J. Aldridge 7. The Relationship of Lampreys to Hagfishes: A Spectral Analysis of Ribosomal DNA Sequences Jon Mallatt, Jack Sullivan, and Christopher J. Winchell 8. Molecular Evidence for the Early History of Living Vertebrates S. Blair Hedges 9. Vertebrate Phylogeny: Limits of Inference of Mitochondrial Genome and Nuclear rDNA Sequence Data Due to an Adverse Phylogenetic Signal/Noise Ratio Rafael Zardoya and Axel Meyer 10. The Ordovician Radiation of Vertebrates Ivan J. Sansom, Moya M. Smith and M. Paul Smith 11. Ostracoderms and the Shaping of the Gnathostome Characters Philippe Janvier 12. Scenarios, Selection and the Ecology of Early Vertebrates Mark A. Purnell 13. Placoderms and Basal Gnathostome Apomorphies Daniel Goujet 14. The evolution of Vertebrate Dentitions: Phylogenetic Pattern and Developmental Models Moya M. Smith and Mike I. Coates 15. Early Sharks and Primitive Gnathostome Interrelationships Mike I. Coates and Sandy E. K. Sequeira 16. A Primitive Chondrichthyan Braincase from the Middle Devonian of Bolivia John G. Maisey 17. Interrelationships of Basal Osteichthyans Zhu Min and Hans-Peter Schultze 18. Dialipina and the Characters of Basal Actinopterygians Hans-Peter Schultze and Stephen L. Cumbaa 19. Origin of the Teleost Tail: Phylogenetic Frameworks for Developmental Studies Brian D. Metscher and Per Erik Ahlberg 20. Occipital Structure and the Posterior Limit of the Skull in Actinopterygians W. E. Bemis and P. L. Forey 21. Lungfish Paired Fins Jean Joss and Terry Longhurst 22. Is There a Tetrapod Developmental Bauplan Underlying Limb Evolution? Evidence from a Teleost Fish and From Urodele and Anuran Amphibians J. R. Hinchliffe, E. I. Vorobyeva and J. Geraudie 23. The Otoccipital Region - Origin, Ontogeny and the Fish-Tetrapod Transition J. A. Clack of California, USA, Nicholas D. Holland, University of California, USA, Peter W H Holland, University of Reading, UK, Hiroshi Wada, University of Reading, UK, Sebastian M. Shimeld, University of Reading, UK, Miguel Manzanares, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK, Robb Krumlauf, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK, Richard P. S. Jefferies, The Natural History Museum, UK, M. Paul Smith, University of Birmingham, UK, Ivan J. Sansom, University of Birmingham, UK, Karen D. Coch

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