Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

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West-Eberhard is widely recognized as one of the most incisive thinkers in evolutionary biology. This book assesses all the evidence for our current understanding of the role of changes in body plan and development for the process of speciation. The process of evolution is systematically reassessed to integrate the insights coming from developmental genetics. Every serious student of evolution, and a substantial share of developmental biologists and geneticists, will need to take note of this contribution. The timing is clearly ripe for the synthesis that this work will help bring about.Intruder pressure and resource value have proven to have complex but predictable interactions in various species (see ... with their abdomens, a measuring episode that influences their subsequent behavior toward each other ( Crespi, 1986).

Title:Developmental Plasticity and Evolution
Author:Mary Jane West-Eberhard
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2003-04-10


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