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The evolution of animal body architecture

Alessandro Minelli

in Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198566205
eISBN:
9780191713866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566205.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the evolution of the anteroposterior and dorsoventral patterning of the main body axis and its symmetry properties, then compares it to the ‘internal’ axis represented by the ... More


Birth Defects

Martha M. Werler

in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387902
eISBN:
9780199895328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387902.003.0049
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Major structural birth defects occur in approximately 3% of births, are the most common cause of infant mortality, and are associated with significant morbidity. This chapter discusses established ... More


Epigeny

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608485
eISBN:
9780191729539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Here, I deal with the general nature and significance of epigeny. Then, some fundamental mechanisms operating during the epigenetic process are considered. The core of this chapter is represented by ... More


Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Claus Nielsen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of evolution in the animal kingdom. It reviews the classical, morphological information from structure and embryology, as well as the new data gained from ... More


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