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Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780199606030

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Author: 
Claus Nielsen
Pages
416 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
190 x 245 mm
Pub date
Dec 2011
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Animal Evolution provides a comprehensive analysis of the evolutionary interrelationships and myriad diversity of the Animal Kingdom. It reviews the classical, morphological information from structure and embryology, as well as the new data gained from studies using immune stainings of nerves and muscles and blastomere markings which makes it possible to follow the fate of single blastomeres all the way to early organogenesis. Until recently, the information from analyses of gene sequences has tended to produce myriads of quite diverging trees. However, the latest generation of molecular methods, using many genes, expressed sequence tags, and even whole genomes, has brought a new stability to the field. For the first time this book brings together the information from these varied fields, and demonstrates that it is indeed now possible to build a phylogenetic tree from a combination of both morphology and gene sequences. This thoroughly revised third edition of Animal Evolution brings the subject fully up to date, especially in light of the latest advances in molecular techniques. The book is generously illustrated throughout with finely detailed line drawings and clear diagrams, many of them new.

Index: 

1. Introduction
2. ANIMALIA
3. Prelude: Phylum Choanoflagellata
4. Early animal radiation
5. Phylum Silicea
6. EURADICULATA
7. Phylum Calcarea
8. PROEPITHELIOZOA
9. Phylum Homoscleromorpha
10. EUMETAZOA (GASTRAEOZOA)
11. Phylum Placozoa
12. NEURALIA
13. Phylum Cnidaria
14. TRIPLOBLASTICA
15. Phylum Ctenophora
16. BILATERIA
17. ACOELOMORPHA
18. Phylum Acoela
19. Phylum Nemertodermatida
20. Phylum Xenoturbellida
21. EUBILATERIA
22. PROTOSTOMIA
23. SPIRALIA (LOPHOTROCHOZOA)
24. SCHIZOCOELA
25. Phylum Annelida
26. Phylum Sipuncula
27. Phylum Mollusca
28. Phylum Nemertini
29. Phylum Platyhelminthes
30. Phylum Gastrotricha
31. GNATHIFERA
32. Phylum Gnathostomulida
33. Phylum Micrognathozoa
34. Phylum Rotifera
35. POLYZOA (=Bryozoa s.l.)
36. Phylum Entoprocta
37. Phylum Cycliophora
38. Phylum Bryozoa (=Ectoprocta)
39. BRACHIOZOA
40. Phylum Phoronida
41. Phylum Brachiopoda
42. ECDYSOZOA
43. PANARTHROPODA
44. Phylum Arthropoda
45. Phylum Onychophora
46. Phylum Tardigrada
47. CYCLONEURALIA
48. NEMATOIDEA
49. Phylum Nematoda
50. Phylum Nematomorpha
51. SCALIDOPHORA
52. Phylum Priapula
53. Phylum Kinorhyncha
54. Phylum Loricifera
55. Phylum Chaetognatha
56. DEUTEROSTOMIA
57. AMBULACRARIA
58. Phylum Echinodermata
59. HEMICHORDATA
60. Phylum Enteropneusta
61. Phylum Pterobranchia
62. CHORDATA
63. Phylum Cephalochordata
64. Phylum Urochordata
65. Phylum Vertebrata (Craniata)
66. Problematica
Systematic index
Subject index

About the author: 

Claus Nielsen, Professor Emeritus, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen

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