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The Origins of Larvae

By: Donald I Williamson
261 pages, Tabs, figs, line illus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
The Origins of Larvae
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  • The Origins of Larvae ISBN: 9781402015144 Edition: 2 Hardback Dec 2003 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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Many biological facts are irreconcilable with the assumption that larvae and adults evolved from the same genetic stock. Williamson claims that the basic forms of all larvae and all embryos have been transferred from foreign taxa. This leads to a new, comprehensive theory on the origin of embryos and larvae, representing a change in taxon during development.

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Foreword.- Preface to the First Edition.- Preface to the Second Edition.-Acknowledgements.- 1. Introduction.- I Overview. 2. Larvae. 3. The issues in context.- II Examples. 4. Blastulas, Gastrulas and the first animals. 5. Coelenterate Animals. 6. Trochophorate animals: polychaetes, echiurans, sipunculans, molluscs. 7. Near-Trochophorate animals: flatworms, nemerteans, bryozoans, lophophorates. 8. Echinoderms: adults and larvae. 9. Echinoderms and hermichordates. 10. Echinoderms: metamorphosis. 11. Echinoderms: sea-urchings and brittle-stars. 12. Echinoderms: fossil record. 13. Urochordates. 14. Arthropods.- III Solutions. 15. Hybrids.- IV Conclusions. 16. Towards a new zoology.- Bibliography.- Glossary.- Index.

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By: Donald I Williamson
261 pages, Tabs, figs, line illus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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