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Title Major events in early vertebrate evolution : palaeontology, phylogeny, genetics and development / edited by Per Erik Ahlberg
Published London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2001


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 418 pages) : illustrations
Series The Systematics Association special volume series ; 61
Systematics Association special volume ; no. 61.
Contents Deuterostome phylogeny: the context for the origin and evolution of the vertebrates / Henry Gee -- Amphioxus and the evolutionary origin of the vertebrate neural crest and the midbrain/hindbrain boundary / Linda Z. Holland, Nicholas D. Holland -- The origin of the neural crest / Peter W.H. Holland [and others] -- The origin and early fossil history of the acustico-lateralis system, with remarks on the reality of the echinoderm-hemichordate clade / Richard P.S. Jefferies -- The Cambrian origin of vertebrates / M. Paul Smith, Ivan J. Sansom, Karen D. Cochrane -- Origin of a mineralized skeleton / Philip C.J. Donoghue, Richard J. Aldridge -- The relationship of lampreys to hagfishes: a spectral analysis and ribosomal DNA sequences / Jon Mallatt, Jack Sullivan, Christopher J. Winchell -- Molecular evidence for the early history of living vertebrates / S. Blair Hedges -- Vertebrate phylogeny: limits of inference of mitochondial genome and nuclear rDNA sequence data due to an adverse phylogenetic signal/noise ratio / Refael Zardoya, Axel Meyer -- The Ordovician radiation of vertebrates / Ivan J. Sansom, Moya M. Smith, M. Paul Smith -- Ostracoderms and the shaping of the gnathostome characters / Philippe Janvier -- Scenarios, selection and the ecology of early vertebrates / Mark A. Purnell -- Placoderms and basal gnathostome apomorphies / Daniel Goujet -- The evolution of vertebrate dentitions: phylogenetic pattern and developmental models / Moya M. Smith, Mike I. Coates -- Early sharks and primitive gnathostome interrelationships / Mike I. Coates, Sandy E.K. Sequeira -- A primitive chondrichthyan braincase from the middle Devonian of Bolivia / John G. Maisey -- Interrelationships of basal osteichtyans / Zhu Min, Hans-Peter Schultze -- Dialipina and the characters of basal actinopterygians / Hans-Peter Schultze, Stephen L. Cumbaa -- Origin of the teleost tail: phylogenetic frameworks for developmental studies / Brian D. Metscher, Per Erik Ahlberg -- Occipital structure and the posterior limit of the skull in actinopterygians / W.E. Bemis, P.L. Forey -- Lungfish paired fins / Jean Joss, Terry Longhurst -- Is there a tetrapod developmental bauplan underlying limb evolution? Evidence from a teleost fish and from urodele and anuran amphibians / J.R. Hinchliffe, E.I. Vorobyeva, J. Geraudie -- The otoccipital region: origin, ontogeny and the fish-tetrapod transition / J.A. Clack
Summary Demonstrates how phylogenetics and developmental biology can provide complementary and mutually supportive information about evolutionary events which have had a significant impact on life on this planet, e.g. the origin of jaws and fins
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Vertebrates -- Evolution.
Evolution (Biology)
Developmental biology.
Biological Evolution
Developmental Biology
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Vertebrates -- Evolution.
Fossile Wirbeltiere
Gewervelde dieren.
Vertebrados (evolução)
London <1999>
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Ahlberg, Per Erik, 1963-
Systematics Association.
ISBN 0203468031