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The Origin and Evolution of Larval Forms

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Edited By: Brian K Hall and Marvalee H Wake

425 pages, Col photos, b/w illus

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #86199 | ISBN: 0127309357
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Larvae may offer a key to our understanding of how new body plans originate. This book contains the diverse conclusions of leading zoologists and developmental biologists.

This well-conceived and well-edited book offers much interest to both herpetologists and ichthyologists... It is an excellent reference for graduate sutdents and investigators in these fields and for herpetologists and vertebrate biologists in general. --Kentwood D. Wells, University of Connecticut, in COPEIA (2000) "...certain to become as important as Gavin De Beer's Embryos and Ancestors. This integrative and organismal approach forms the core of the emerging field of evolutionary developmental biology which is well served by this volume." --R. Glenn Northcutt in CELL (September 1999) "...this book is to be recommended as giving a valuable insight into current thinking on larvae." --D.I. Williamson in JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY


Introduction: B.K. Hall and M.H. Wake, Larval Development, Evolution and Ecology. Larval Types and Larval Evolution: C. Hickman, Larvae in Invertebrate Development and Evolution. J. Hanken, Larvae in Amphibian Development and Evolution. J.F. Webb, Fish Larvae in Development and Evolution. Mechanisms of Larval Development and Evolution: M.W. Hart and G.A. Wray, Heterochrony. C. Rose, Hormonal Control of Larval Development and Evolution--Amphibians. H.F. Nijhout, Hormonal Control of Larval Development and Evolution--Insects. R.A. Raff, Cell Lineages in Larval Development and Evolution of Echinoderms. L. Nagy and M. Grbic, Cell Lineages in Larval Development and Evolution of Insects. Larval Functional Morphology, Physiology and Ecology: L. Sanderson and S. Kupferberg, Development and Evolution of Aquatic Larval Feeding Mechanisms. E. Greene, Phenotypic Variation in Larval Development and Evolution: Polymorphism, Polyphenism and Developmental Reaction Norms. Epilogue: M.H. Wake and B.K. Hall, Epilogue: Prospects for Research on the Origin and Evolution of Larval Forms. Subject Index.

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Brian K. Hall, Residence: Halifax, NS, Canada. Affiliation: Dalhousie Univesrsity, Halifax, NS. Canada - Marvalee H. Wake, Residence: Berkeley, California. Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley, California

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