Perspectives in animal phylogeny and evolution / Alessandro Minelli.

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  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2009
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1 online resource (360 p.)
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  • 9786612053054
  • 1-282-05305-1
  • 0-19-154645-3
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Contents; Preface; 1 Reading the history of life; 1.1 Things and processes; 1.2 Questions about origins; 1.2.1 Uncertain origins; 1.2.2 Independent origins; 1.2.3 Mixed origins; 1.3 Idola theatri; 1.3.1 The ladder of nature; 1.3.2 Morphoclines and Williston's law; 1.3.3 Finalism, adultocentrism, and division of labour; 2 Animal phylogenetics; 2.1 The hennigian foundations of phylogenetics; 2.2 Stem group and crown group; 2.3 Characters; 2.4 Phylogenetic analysis of molecular data; 2.4.1 Star phylogenies; 2.4.2 Gene and genome duplications; 2.4.3 Horizontal gene transfer
  • 2.4.4 Gene loss and genome compactation2.4.5 Mitochondrial genomes; 2.4.6 The molecular clock; 2.4.7 Controversial results; 3 Metazoans enter the stage; 3.1 Multicellularity; 3.2 Competition and synergy, or molecules and organelles; 3.3 Choanoflagellates, the closest relatives of animals; 3.4 Late Precambrian fossils; 3.4.1 Vendobionts or Vendian metazoans?; 3.4.2 Doushantuo embryos; 3.5 The Cambrian 'explosion'; 4 Deep branches of the metazoan tree; 4.1 The metazoa, our largest monophylum; 4.1.1 Complexity and phylogeny; 4.1.2 Germ layers and metazoan phylogeny; 4.1.3 Dating early branchings
  • 4.2 Metazoan phylogeny4.2.1 Epitheliozoa and eumetazoa; 4.2.2 Radiata versus Bilateria? A problem of symmetry and body axes; 4.2.3 Two versus three germ layers; 4.2.4 A cnidarian-deuterostome connection?; 4.2.5 The basal branches of the eumetazoan tree; 4.3 The sponges: Silicea,Homoscleromorpha,and Calcarea; 4.3.1 Sponge paraphyly; 4.3.2 Hexactinellida; 4.3.3 Homoscleromorpha; 4.3.4 Calcarea; 4.4 Placozoa; 4.5 Ctenophora; 4.6 Cnidaria; 5 The entangled phylogeny of the bilateria; 5.1 The Bilateria; 5.2 Urbilateria; 5.3 The Main Branches; 5.3.1 Nephrozoa; 5.3.2 Protostomia; 5.3.3 Platyzoa
  • 5.3.4 Gnathifera5.3.5 Spiralia=Trochozoa; 5.3.6 Mesozoa; 5.3.7 Lophotrochozoa; 5.3.8 Eutrochozoa; 5.3.9 Neotrochozoa; 5.3.10 Ecdysozoa; 5.3.11 Introverta=Cycloneuralia sensu Ahlrichs (1995); 5.3.12 Scalidophora=Cephalorhyncha; 5.3.13 Vinctiplicata; 5.3.14 Nematoida; 5.3.15 Panarthropoda; 5.3.16 Deuterostomia; 5.3.17 Ambulacraria; 5.4 Other phylogenetic hypotheses; 5.4.1 Acoelomorpha; 5.4.2 Plathelminthomorpha; 5.4.3 Cycloneuralia; 5.4.4 Parenchymia; 5.4.5 Vermizoa; 5.4.6 Schizocoelia=Teloblastica; 5.4.7 Lophophorata; 5.4.8 Articulata; 5.4.9 Cyrtotreta
  • 6 A gallery of the major bilaterian clades6.1 Acoela; 6.2 Nemertodermatida; 6.3 Gastrotricha; 6.4 Micrognathozoa; 6.5 Syndermata; 6.6 Gnathostomulida; 6.7 Catenulida and Rhabditophora; 6.7.1 Catenulida; 6.7.2 Rhabditophora; 6.8 Cycliophora; 6.9 Ectoprocta; 6.10 Entoprocta; 6.11 Orthonectida; 6.12 Rhombozoa; 6.13 Nemertea; 6.14 Phoronozoa; 6.15 Mollusca; 6.16 Annelida; 6.17 Sipuncula; 6.18 Priapulida; 6.19 Loricifera; 6.20 Kinorhyncha; 6.21 Nematoda; 6.22 Nematomorpha; 6.23 Tardigrada; 6.24 Onychophora; 6.25 Arthropoda; 6.25.1 Cambrian arthropod-like animals and stem-group Euarthropoda
  • 6.25.2 Problems with segments and eyes
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  • Animal phylogeny is undergoing a major revolution due to the availability of an ever increasing amount of molecular data, the application of novel methods of phylogenetic reconstruction, and advances in palaeontology and molecular developmental biology.This book revises the major events in animal evolution in the light of these recent advances. - ;Animal phylogeny is undergoing a major revolution due to the availability of an exponentially increasing amount of molecular data and the application of novel methods of phylogenetic reconstruction, as well as the many spectacular advances in palaeon

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