Navigation Links
'Evolution: A Developmental Approach'
Date:1/27/2011

What separates humans from Chimpanzees? Is it the genetics of our population, or our different structures and behavior capabilities? To Professor Wallace Arthur it is all of these points, which is why his latest book Evolution: A Developmental Approach sits between the traditional population approach to evolutionary theory and the molecular approach to provide a complete view on the evolutionary development of our world.

"There are many evolution texts 'out there', but there are none that cover the ground in the same way as this one," said Arthur. "This book adopts a very specific approach to the evolution of animals and plants an approach in which the central theme is how evolution works by altering the course of egg-to-adult development"

Evolution: A Developmental Approach tackles key themes such as developmental repatterning, adaptation and coadaptation, the origins of evolutionary novelties, and evolutionary changes in the complexity of organisms.

Together these themes explain how evolution works by changing the course of embryonic and post-embryonic development, proving a title influenced by the new approach of evolutionary developmental biology, 'evo-devo'.

A key difference between Evolution: A Developmental Approach and other evolution textbooks is the inclusion of basic population-based evolutionary concepts, as well as comparative developmental genetics and other elements.

Organised on conceptual lines, with the themed chapters and case study examples, the book enables students to see the common themes underlying the evolution of different developmental pathways.

"This is a book about how evo-devo can be integrated with other approaches to evolutionary biology, concluded Arthur, "giving us a more complete view of evolution then has ever been available before"


'/>"/>

Contact: Ben Norman
Lifesciencenews@wiley.com
44-012-437-70375
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Forced evolution: Can we mutate viruses to death?
2. Evolution: Crabs go deep to avoid hot water
3. UH: Insular evolution: Large and big-footed voles in an outer archipelago
4. Inventions of evolution: What gives frogs a face
5. Digital zebrafish embryo provides the first complete developmental blueprint of a vertebrate
6. Carnegies Donald Brown receives lifetime achievement award from Society for Developmental Biology
7. Mouse model provides a new tool for investigators of human developmental disorder
8. Specific genetic cause of fetal alcohol-related developmental disorders found
9. Genetic marker linked to problem behaviors in adults with developmental disabilities
10. Developmental delay could stem from nicotinic receptor deletion
11. Chinese scientists discover marker indicating the developmental potential of stem cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/16/2017)... 16, 2017   Bridge Patient Portal , ... MD EMR Systems , an electronic medical ... GE, have established a partnership to build an ... the GE Centricity™ products, including Centricity Practice Solution ... These new integrations will allow healthcare delivery ...
(Date:4/18/2017)...  Socionext Inc., a global expert in SoC-based imaging and computing ... M820, which features the company,s hybrid codec technology. A demonstration utilizing ... Inc., will be showcased during the upcoming Medtec Japan at Tokyo ... Las Vegas Convention Center April 24-27. ... Click here for an image ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... 11, 2017 Crossmatch®, a globally-recognized leader ... today announced that it has been awarded a ... Activity (IARPA) to develop next-generation Presentation Attack Detection ... "Innovation has been a driving force within Crossmatch ... allow us to innovate and develop new technologies ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 12, ... ... York Academy of Sciences today announced the three Winners and six Finalists of ... Awards are given annually by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and administered by the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the first-ever genomics analysis platform specifically designed for life science researchers to ... of pioneering researcher Rosalind Franklin, who made a major contribution to the ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... 11, 2017 , ... Proscia Inc ., a data ... titled, “Pathology is going digital. Is your lab ready?” with Dr. Nicolas Cacciabeve, ... and how Proscia improves lab economics and realizes an increase in diagnostic confidence.* ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Singh Biotechnology today announced ... to SBT-100, its novel anti-STAT3 (Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3) B ... to cross the cell membrane and bind intracellular STAT3 and inhibit its function. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: