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A Genetic Theory of Homology

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents a genetic theory of homology that addresses the most challenging problem when attempting to explain character identity; namely, unquestionable homologies (that is, character ... More


Introduction: What This Book Aims to Do and What It Is Not

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book examines homology, the correspondence of characters from different species or even within the same organism, from a mechanistic perspective. Homology is explained by derivation from a ... More


Developmental Mechanisms for Evolutionary Novelties

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the developmental mechanisms underlying evolutionary novelties. It first considers the role of the environment in evolutionary innovations, with particular emphasis on how ... More


Systematics of the Desert Woodrat Complex

James L. Patton, David G. Huckaby, and Sergio Ticul Álvarez-Castañeda

in The Evolutionary History and a Systematic Revision of Woodrats of the Neotoma lepida Group

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098664
eISBN:
9780520942592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098664.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Sites and Marshall both summarize the major species concepts in the current literature and the objective, testable, and operational criteria that have been used to delimit species in nature. Species ... More


A Revision of the Genera of Arboreal Echimyidae (Rodentia: Echimyidae, Echimyinae), with Descriptions of Two New Genera

Louise H. Emmons

in Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explores the generic-level systematics of the Echimyidae, one of the most diverse families of Neotropical rodents. It analyses the arboreal members of this family and proposes two new ... More


The Tricorythidae of the Oriental Region

Pavel Sroka and Tomáš Soldán

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098688
eISBN:
9780520943803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes the Tricorythidae family of mayflies found in the Oriental region. It determines the proper generic identity of Tricorythus jacobsoni Ulmer, and compares all other specimens ... More


Phylogeny

Gavin J. Prideaux

in Systematics and Evolution of the Sthenurine Kangaroos

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098459
eISBN:
9780520916050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098459.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter presents the first comprehensive cladistic analysis of the Sthenurinae. It provides a detailed description of the morphological characters of the Sthenurinae and their apomorphies. The ... More


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