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Title Arthropod biology and evolution : molecules, development, morphology / Alessandro Minelli, Geoffrey Boxshall, Giuseppe Fusco, editors
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource
Series 2012-2013 Springer E-Books - Biomedical & Life Sciences
Contents An Introduction to the Biology and Evolution of Arthropods / Alessandro Minelli, Geoffrey Boxshall, Giuseppe Fusco -- The Arthropoda: A Phylogenetic Framework / Gonzalo Giribet, Gregory D. Edgecombe -- An Overview of Arthropod Genomics, Mitogenomics, and the Evolutionary Origins of the Arthropod Proteome / Davide Pisani, Robert Carton, Lahcen I. Campbell -- Arthropod Embryology: Cleavage and Germ Band Development / Gerhard Scholtz, Carsten Wolff -- Arthropod Post-embryonic Development / Alessandro Minelli, Giuseppe Fusco -- Arthropod Developmental Endocrinology / H. Frederik Nijhout -- Arthropod Regeneration / Diego Maruzzo, Francesca Bortolin -- The Arthropod Cuticle / Bernard Moussian -- Arthropod Segmentation and Tagmosis / Giuseppe Fusco, Alessandro Minelli -- The Arthropod Head / Stefan Richter, Martin Stein, Thomas Frase -- Arthropod Limbs and their Development / Geoffrey Boxshall -- Insect Wings: The Evolutionary Development of Nature's First Flyers / Michael S. Engel, Steven R. Davis, Jakub Prokop -- Architectural Principles and Evolution of the Arthropod Central Nervous System / Rudolf Loesel, Harald Wolf, Matthes Kenning -- The Arthropod Circulatory System / Christian S. Wirkner, Markus Tögel, Günther Pass -- The Arthropod Fossil Record / Gregory D. Edgecombe, David A. Legg -- Water-to-Land Transitions / Jason A. Dunlop, Gerhard Scholtz, Paul A. Selden -- Arthropod Endosymbiosis and Evolution / Jennifer A. White, Massimo Giorgini, Michael R. Strand -- The Evolvability of Arthropods / Matthew S. Stansbury, Armin P. Moczek
Summary More than two thirds of all living organisms described to date belong to the phylum Arthropoda. But their diversity, as measured in terms of species number, is also accompanied by an amazing disparity in terms of body form, developmental processes, and adaptations to every inhabitable place on Earth, from the deepest marine abysses to the earth surface and the air. The Arthropoda also include one of the most fashionable and extensively studied of all model organisms, the fruit-fly, whose name is not only linked forever to Mendelian and population genetics, but has more recently come back to ce
Analysis Life sciences
Developmental biology
Evolutionary Biology
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Arthropoda -- Development
Arthropoda -- Evolution
Evolution (Biology)
Arthropods -- growth & development
Biological Evolution
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Arthropoda -- Evolution.
Form Electronic book
Author Minelli, Alessandro.
Boxshall, Geoffrey Allan.
Fusco, Giuseppe, 1965-
ISBN 9783642361609