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Author Carroll, Sean B.

Title From DNA to diversity : molecular genetics and the evolution of animal design / by Sean B. Carroll, Jennifer K. Grenier, Scott D. Weatherbee.

Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  572.838 CARR    DUE 02-01-20
Physical description xvi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1 A Brief History of Animals 1 -- Animal Origins and the Fossil Record 2 -- Animal Tree 6 -- General Features of Animal Design and Diversity 8 -- Evolution and Development: DNA and Diversity 13 -- Chapter 2 Genetic Toolkit for Development 15 -- Before the Toolkit--Organizers, Fields, and Morphogens 15 -- Genetic Toolkit 18 -- Sharing of the Genetic Toolkit Among Animals 43 -- Toolkit and Animal Design 47 -- Chapter 3 Building Animals 51 -- Gene Regulation in Metazoans 51 -- Architecture of Genetic Regulatory Hierarchies 53 -- Insect Body Plan 57 -- Vertebrate Body Plan 77 -- Review: The General Logic and Mechanisms Controlling Gene Expression in Cellular Fields 90 -- Chapter 4 Evolution of the Toolkit 97 -- History of Gene Families 98 -- Case Study: Evolution of the Hox Complex 108 -- Interpreting the Toolkit: Inferences About Animal Evolution 112 -- Toolkit as Developmental Potential 117 -- Chapter 5 Diversification of Body Plans and Body Parts 123 -- Diversity of Anterior/Posterior Body Organization within Arthropods and Vertebrates 124 -- Morphological Diversity Within a Conserved Body Plan 135 -- Regulatory Evolution and the Diversification of Homologous Body Parts 145 -- Chapter 6 Evolution of Morphological Novelties 149 -- What Is Morphological Novelty? 150 -- Novel Functions from Older Morphological Structures 150 -- Evolution of Vertebrate Novelties 159 -- Evolution of Radical Body Plan Changes 163 -- Regulatory Evolution and the Origin of Novelties 167 -- Chapter 7 From DNA to Diversity: The Primacy of Regulatory Evolution 173 -- Why Is Regulatory Evolution a Primary Force in Morphological Evolution? 173 -- Function and Evolution of Cis-Regulatory DNA 175 -- Role of Cis-Regulatory DNA in Morphological Variation and the Response to Selection 186 -- Evolution of Regulatory DNA and Morphological Diversity 190.
Summary From DNA to Diversity represents the definitive synthesis of the new material on developmental genetics and evolutionary biology. Written by the most respected, author team, this text will be the monumental work for shaping the field.
Other author Grenier, Jennifer K.
Weatherbee, Scott D.
Subject Evolutionary genetics.
Morphology (Animals)
ISBN 0632045116