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Author Valentine, James W.

Title On the origin of phyla / James W. Valentine.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.

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 UniM BioMed  591.38 VALE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxii, 614 pages ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page ).
Contents Pt. 1. Evidence of the origins of metazoan phyla -- 1. The nature of phyla -- 2. Design elements in the bodyplans of phyla -- 3. Development and bodyplans -- 4. Morphological and molecular phylogenies -- 5. The fossil record -- Pt. 2. The metazoan phyla -- 6. Prebilaterians and earliest crown bilaterians -- 7. Protostomes : the ecdysozoa -- 8. Protostomes : lophotrochozoa 1 : eutrochozoans -- 9. Protostomes : lophotrochozoa 2 : lophophorates -- 10. Protostomes : paracoelomates -- 11. Deuterostomes -- Pt. 3. Evolution of the phyla -- 12. Phanerozoic history of phyla -- 13. Metazoan evolution during the prelude to the Cambrian explosion -- 14. Metazoan evolution during the cambrian explosion and its aftermath.
Summary "On the Origin of Phyla will affect the work of paleontologists, morphologists and developmental, molecular, and evolutionary biologists."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Phylogeny.
Evolution (Biology)
ISBN 0226845486 (cloth)
0226845494 (paperback)