Embryos in Deep Time (BOK)

Marcelo Sanchez

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How can we bring together the study of genes, embryos and fossils? "Embryos in Deep Time" is a critical synthesis of the study of individual development in fossils. It brings together an up-to-date review of concepts from comparative anatomy, ecology and developmental genetics, and examples of different kinds of animals from diverse geological epochs and geographic areas. Can fossil embryos demonstrate evolutionary changes in reproductive modes? How have changes in ocean chemistry in the past affected the development of marine organisms? What can the microstructure of fossil bone and teeth reveal about maturation time, longevity and changes in growth phases? This book addresses these and other issues and documents with numerous examples and illustrations how fossils provide evidence not only of adult anatomy but also of the life history of individuals at different growth stages. The central topic of Biology today - the transformations occurring during the life of an organism and the mechanisms behind them - is addressed in an integrative manner for extinct animals.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Marcelo Sanchez
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520271937
Antall sider 265 Dimensjoner 14,7cm x 21,7cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 538 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd