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Arthropod Relationships (The Systematics Association Special Volume Series): Volume 55


Arthropod Relationships (The Systematics Association Special Volume Series): Volume 55

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    Available in PDF Format | Arthropod Relationships (The Systematics Association Special Volume Series): Volume 55.pdf | English
    Richard A. Fortey(Editor)
The arthropods contain more species than any other animalgroup, but the evolutionary pathways which led to their currentdiversity are still an issue of controversy. ArthropodRelationshipsprovides an overview of our current understanding,responding to the new data arising from sequencing DNA, the discoveryof new Cambrian fossils as direct evidence of early arthropod history,and developmental genetics.These new areas of research havestimulated a reconsideration of classical morphology and embryology.Arthropod Relationships is the first synthesis of thecurrent debate to emerge:not since the volume edited by Gupta waspublished in 1979 has the arthropod phylogeny debate been, consideredin this depth and breadth.
Leaders in the various branches of arthropod biology have contributedtothis volume. Chapters focus progressively from the general issuesto the specific problems involving particular groups, and thence to aconsideration of embryology and genetics. This wide range ofdisciplines is drawn on toapproach an understanding of arthropodrelationships, and to provide the most timely account of arthropodphylogeny.
This book should be read by evolutionary biologists, palaeontologists,developmentalgeneticists and invertebrate zoologists. It will have aspecial interest for post-graduate students working in these fields.

`... it may mark a historical transition. Forpractitioners in the field this will be an important book and shouldfind its way onto their bookshelves ...' Nature, 397 (1999) `... their splendid Arthropod Relationships ... It is amilestone that will certainly be appreciated by students as well asspecialists in the field. The book represents a clear and up-to-datereview of arthropod phylogeny and handless some general phylogeneticaspects.'TREE - Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 13:12 (1998)

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  • PDF | 400 pages
  • Richard A. Fortey(Editor)
  • Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998 edition (12 Nov. 2012)
  • English
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