754 pages, B/w plates, b/w photos, figs, tabs, maps
A collection of over 85 papers presented at the XVIII International Congress of Zoology treating the modern tendencies and trends in developing of zoology and animal science in general. Among the authors are several prominent authorities in zoology and ecology, well-known to the international scientific community. The book is unique in its attempt to evaluate the recent state and the future of animal science, ecology and biodiversity studies.
Preface of the Editorial Committee Chairman's opening remarks; Secretary's opening remarks; Invited lectures; PIANKA E.R. A General Review of Zoological Trends During the 20th Century; WILEY E.O. On Species and Speciation; BUCKERIDGE J.St.J.S. Aristotle: Descriptor Animalium Princeps!; POR F.D. The Persistent Progression: a New View on Animal Evolution - The new paleontological panorama; BERGSTR M J. Introduction - The new paleontological panorama; AHLBERG P.E. Fossils, developmental patterning and the origin of tetrapods; CURRIE P.J. Feathered dinosaurs and the origin of birds; FORTELIUS M. Evolution of Dental Capability in Western Eurasian Large Mammal Plant-Eaters 22-2 Million Years Ago - A Case for Environmental Forcing Mediated by Biotic Processes; WALOSZEK D. Cambrian 'Orsten'-type preserved Arthropods and the Phylogeny of Crustacea; BERGSTR M J. and HOU Xianguang. Cambrian arthropods - a lesson in convergent evolution Molecular macroevolution; M LLER W.E.G., M LLER I.M. The urmetazoa: Molecular biological studies with living fossils - PoriferaThe integrative approach in zoological evolution; NYLIN S. Evolutionary dynamics of host plant range in the butterfly tribe Nymphalini (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae)Comparative Immunology of the animal kingdom; COOPER E.L. Comparative Immunology of the Animal Kingdom; STOTZ H.U., AUGUSTIN R., KHALTURIN K., KUZNETSOV S., RINKEVICH B., SCHR DER J., BOSCH T.C.G. Novel approaches for the analysis of immune reactions in Tunicate and Cnidarian model organisms; KAUSCHKE E., MOHRIG W. Does Functional Similarity of Certain Innate Immune Mechanisms of Invertebrates and Vertebrates Point to their Phylogenetic Relation?; DE EGUILEOR M., GRIMALDI A., TETTAMANT I G., VALVASSORI R., COOPER E.L. State of the art for the immune system in leeches; SALZET M., TASIEMSKI A., LE FEBVRE C., COOPER E. Comparison of Molecular Neuroimmune Processes Between Leeches and HumanPESTARINO M. Bidirectional communication between the immune and neuroendocrine systems - an evolutionary perspective; PARRINELLO N CAMMARATA M., ARIZZA V., VAZZANA M. & COOPER E.L. How do cells of the invertebrate immune systems kill other cells?, ROCH P., MITTA G., VANDENBULCKE F., SALZET M., AUMELAS A., YANG Y.-S., CHAVNIEU A., CALAS B. Originality of the Mytilus (Bivalve Mollusc) antibacterial peptides - structurally related to Insects but involved as in Mammals Evolution as reflected in embryonic development; SHANKLAND M. Evolution of body axis segmentation in the bilaterian radiation. (Part contenst)
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