Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biology

By: J. Todd Streelman (editor)Hardback

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Providing outstanding breadth of coverage in evo-devo, Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biology provides a comprehensive review of the milestones of research in evolution and development and outlines the exciting research agenda for the field going forward. Compiling the viewpoints of a diverse group of field experts, this timely text expands the now-mature science of evo-devo into more complex areas of research. This essential reference is destined to become the go-to source for ideas and hypotheses for a new generation of graduate students in evolutionary and developmental biology.

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Preface ix Contributors xi 1 THE GENETIC TOOL-KIT : THE LIFE-HISTORY OF AN IMPORTANT METAPHOR 1 Adam S. Wilkins Introduction 1 Historical Background to the Term 2 From Homeotic Genes (and Homeoboxes ) to the General Idea of Key Regulatory Genes with Conserved Developmental Functions 4 The Genetic Tool-Kit: The Seminal Findings That Led to its Coinage and the Key Idea 5 The Genetic Tool-Kit as a Non-Answer to the Question of Evolutionary Diversification within the Animal Kingdom 8 Thinking about How GRNs Are Rewired : Two Approaches 9 Conclusions 11 Acknowledgments 12 References 12 2 THE EVOLUTION OF SEX DETERMINATION IN ANIMALS 15 Judith E. Mank and Tobias Uller Introduction 15 Evo-Devo of Sex Determination 16 The Origin of Network Novelty 18 Evolution of Genotypic Sex Determination 19 Evolution of Environment-Dependent Sex Determination 26 From ESD to GSD and Back Again 28 Acknowledgments 30 References 30 3 THE EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF EUSOCIAL INSECT BEHAVIOR 37 Adam G. Dolezal, Kevin B. Flores, Kirsten S. Traynor, and Gro V. Amdam The Path from Solitary Life to Advanced Social Living 37 What Could Natural Selection Act Upon to Build Eusocial Insect Societies? 42 Epigenetics: A New Understanding of the Regulation of Social Life 46 Social Insect Evolution: A Quickly Advancing Field 48 References 52 4 EVO-DEVO ON CHIP 59 Mei Zhan and Hang Lu Introduction 59 Interrogating Developmental Mechanisms in Drosophila melanogaster Using Microdevices 61 Microfluidic Advances for Developmental and Behavioral Studies in C. elegans 65 Microfluidic Culture Systems for Studying Genetic and Environmental Effects on D. rerio Development 69 Mammalian Embryonic Development in Microsystems 71 Conclusion 75 References 75 5 FROM BLACK AND WHITE TO SHADES OF GRAY: UNIFYING EVO-DEVO THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF MOLECULAR AND QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES 81 Kevin J. Parsons and R. Craig Albertson Introduction 81 The Geometry of Development: A Quantitative Approach 84 The Broad Applicability of Shades of Gray: Using GM to Connect Micro- and Macro-Level Patterns of Divergence 94 Ontogenetic Theories of Phenotypic Divergence 95 Testing the Role of Ontogeny in Microevolution 101 Conclusions 102 Acknowledgments 103 References 103 6 ADVANCES IN UNDERSTANDING LIMB REGENERATION IN A DEVELOPMENTAL AND EVOLUTIONARY CONTEXT 111 Jessica A. Lehoczky and Clifford J. Tabin Introduction 111 Regeneration or Redevelopment? 112 The Origin of the Regenerate: Are Blastema Cells Pluripotent or Lineage-Restricted? 122 Is Regeneration the True Ancestral State? 125 Final Thoughts 127 References 127 7 ECTODERMAL ORGAN STEM CELLS: MORPHOGENESIS, POPULATION REGENERATIVE BEHAVIOR, AND EVO-DEVO 133 Ping Wu, Ang Li, Jun Yin, Randall Widelitz, and Cheng-Ming Chuong Physiological Regeneration of Ectodermal Organ Stem Cells 133 Feather Regeneration: Stem Cell Homeostasis and Morphogenesis 136 Evolution of Feathers 139 Hair Regeneration: Population Behavior in Regeneration 142 Regenerative Hair Waves in Transgenic Mice and Different Mammalian Species 144 Acknowledgments 147 References 147 8 PERSPECTIVES IN EVO-DEVO OF THE VERTEBRATE BRAIN 151 Sylvie Retaux, Franck Bourrat, Jean-Stephane Joly, and Helene Hinaux Introduction 151 Emergence of the Vertebrate Forebrain in Early Chordates and Its Diversification 152 Developmental Control of the Evolution of Brain Size and Relative Brain Region Size 158 Evolution of cis-Regulation of Brain Developmental Genes 163 Conclusion 167 References 168 9 EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE 173 Daniel J. Miller and Genevieve Konopka Background 173 Genes and Pathways 177 Life History 182 Disorders of Language 185 Future Directions 187 Acknowledgments 191 References 192 10 ADVANCING EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 203 Jeffrey T. Streelman Introduction 203 From Snapshots to Moving Pictures 204 Very Early and Very Late 205 The Missing Pieces 210 Summary: Advancing Evolutionary Development 212 Acknowledgments 213 References 213 Index 219

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  • publication date: 27/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118131114
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781118131114
  • weight: 714
  • ISBN10: 1118131118

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