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Molecular Evolution: Towards the Origin of Metazoa

Series: Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology Volume: 21

Edited By: WEG Müller

185 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1998 | #89401 | ISBN: 3540645659
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Discusses the evolution between protozoa and metazoa, and in particular, the structural and regulatory proteins.


The question of metazoan monophyly and the fossil record; the evolution of the lower metazoa - evidence from the pheno type; origin and phylogeny of metazoans as reconstructed with rDNA sequences; sponges (porifera) molecular model systems to study cellular differentiation in metazoa; the notion of the cambrian pananimalia genome and a genomic difference that separated vertebrates from invertebrates; evolution of metazoan collagens; evolution of early metazoa; structure and evolution of genes encoding polyubiquitin in marine sponges.

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