April 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 400 Pages - 54 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138389915 - CAT# K399509
Series: Evolutionary Cell Biology
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The evolution of segmentation is one of the central questions in evolutionary developmental biology. Indeed, it is one of the best case-studies of the role of changes in development in the evolution of body plans. Segmented body plans are believed to have appeared several times in animal evolution, and to have contributed significantly to the evolutionary success of the taxa in which they are present. Because of the centrality of the subject, and the continuing interest in understanding segmentation, the book will prove an invaluable reference for students of evolutionary developmental biology at all levels – not only those interested specifically in segmentation – for years to come.
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Section I: The Diversity of Segmentation. 1: Concepts of Seriality. 2: Diversity in Segmentation Mechanisms. Section II: Cellular Mechanisms of Segmentation. 3: Cellular Oscillators in Vertebrate Segmentation. 4: Cell Movement and Synchronization in Arthropod Segmentation. 5: Cellular Processes in Annelid Segmentation. 6: Scaling in Vertebrate Segmentation. 7: Stem Cells in Crustaceans. 8: Stem Cells in Leeches. Section III: Experimental approaches to segmentation. 9: Segmentation in Non-Segmented Phyla. 10: Live Imaging at the Cellular Level. 11: Regeneration as a Repeat of the Segmentation Process.