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Convergent Animals

George R. McGhee

in Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter is concerned with the convergent evolution of structures and systems that are primarily for defense. It also reviews the convergent evolution of reproductive traits in animals, and ... More


Convergent Molecules

George R. McGhee

in Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter addresses convergence on much smaller scales—that is, in the very molecules that make up living animals and plants—and presents examples of the convergent evolution of identical nuclear ... More


What Is Convergent Evolution?

George R. McGhee

in Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter introduces the concept of convergent evolution. It shows that parallel evolution is simply a special case of convergent evolution, and addresses the action of both functional and ... More


Convergent Ecosystems

George R. McGhee

in Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter concentrates on the convergent evolution of entire ecosystems, and specifically reviews the convergent evolution of carnivorous plants (plants that eat animals) and herbivorous plants ... More


The evolution of developmental gene networks: lessons from comparative studies on holometabolous insects

Andrew D. Peel

in Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199549429
eISBN:
9780191721601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549429.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Developmental Biology

Recent comparative studies have revealed significant differences in the developmental gene networks operating in three holometabolous insects: the beetle Tribolium castaneum, the parasitic wasp ... More


Convergent Minds

George R. McGhee

in Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores what might appear to be even more improbable than the convergent evolution of molecules. It reviews the evolution of architectural behavior in the most diversified animal ... More


Convergent evolution is common in plant systems

Anthony Trewavas

in Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Evolution can be considered to either have a direction or to be merely the result of the meandering of a complex system underpinned by random mutation. Convergent evolution would suggest, instead, ... More


Functional and Developmental Constraint in Convergent Evolution

George R. McGhee

in Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter deals with the theoretical analysis of evolutionary constraint in producing convergent evolution. It investigates the implications of theoretically possible, but nevertheless ... More


Philosophical Implications of Convergent Evolution

George R. McGhee

in Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews philosophical questions concerning freedom, purpose, design, destiny, teleology, spirituality, and even God, and addresses the model of discussion used by John Casti in his ... More


Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

George McGhee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Charles Darwin famously concluded On the Origin of Species with a vision of “endless forms most beautiful” continually evolving. More than 150 years later, many evolutionary biologists see not ... More


Convergence

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses convergent evolution, exemplified by the close genetic heritage of the horned lizards of the Iguanidae family and the Australian Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus) of the Agamidae ... More


Parallel Evolution: What Does It (Not) Tell Us and Why Is It (Still) Interesting?

Thomas Lenormand, Luis-Miguel Chevin, and Thomas Bataillon

in Chance in Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401744
eISBN:
9780226401911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401911.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Parallel evolution has been used as “proof” of a bewildering array of sometimes contradictory assertions: that Darwinism is wrong, that selection is all powerful, that the modern synthesis is ... More


The Whole Story: Explanatory Autonomy and Convergent Evolution

Michael Strevens

in Explanation and Integration in Mind and Brain Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199685509
eISBN:
9780191765667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199685509.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Causal explanations in the high-level sciences typically black-box the low-level details of the causal mechanisms that they invoke to account for their explananda: economists’ black-box psychological ... More


Characteristics of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Karen J. Esler, Anna L. Jacobsen, and R. Brandon Pratt

in The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198739135
eISBN:
9780191802218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739135.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Modern mediterranean-type ecosystems (MTEs) are shaped by key ecosystem drivers that affect their function. The most important of these drivers are climate, topography, soils, and fire. There are ... More


Morphological, physiological, and behavioural adaptations of desert animals to the abiotic environment

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199211470
eISBN:
9780191728143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211470.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Many animals show unique morphological and behavioural adaptations to desert extremes, while others are able to avoid these by behavioural means. This chapter focuses on patterns of convergent ... More


The Likelihood of Multiple Realizability

Thomas W. Polger

in The Multiple Realization Book

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198732891
eISBN:
9780191796913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732891.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Block and Fodor classically offered three lines of indirect evidence for multiple realization: The Lashleyan doctrine of equipotentiality, evolutionary convergence on psychological traits, and the ... More


Aquatic eyes: the evolution of the lens

Michael F. Land and Dan-Eric Nilsson

in Animal Eyes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199581139
eISBN:
9780191774652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581139.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Lens eyes evolved from pigmented pit eyes independently in at least four phyla. In a few cases, notably the cephalopod Nautilus, lens-less pinhole eyes have been retained. Eyes also exist in which ... More


Lepidopteran Scent and Mimicry, 1870–1883

David A. West

in Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Müller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062600
eISBN:
9780813051581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062600.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Müller is now known only as the discoverer of Müllerian mimicry. That discovery stems from extensive comparative study of butterfly species and builds on the finding that small male-only structures ... More


Introduction

Karen J. Esler, Anna L. Jacobsen, and R. Brandon Pratt

in The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198739135
eISBN:
9780191802218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739135.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mediterranean-type climate (MTC) regions have long been of interest to scientists and they formed the basis for many early ecological studies. This has included comparisons of the vegetation within ... More


Future directions in floral mimicry research

Steven D. Johnson and Florian P. Schiestl

in Floral Mimicry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198732693
eISBN:
9780191796975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732693.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

More than 200 years after the discovery of floral mimicry by Sprengel many questions about this fascinating natural phenomenon remain unanswered. Floral mimicry has traditionally been a relatively ... More


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