Homology: The Hierarchial Basis of Comparative Biology
Brian K. Hall
Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 483 pages
Homology, the similarity between organisms that is due to common ancestry, is the central concept of all comparative biology. However, the application of this concept varies depending on the data being examined. This volume represents a state-of-the-art treatment of the different applications of this unifying concept. Chapters deal with homology on all levels, from molecules to behavior, and are authored by leading contributors to systematics, natural history, and evolutionary, developmental, and comparative biology.
Special features include:
* Commemoration of the 150th anniverary of Sir Richard Owen's seminal paper distinguishing homology from analogy
* Contributors who are renowned leaders in compative biology
* Coverage that is both comprehensive and interdisciplinary
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THE HISTORY OF MODERN DEBATES
CHAPTER 3 HOMOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS
CHAPTER 4 HOMOLOGY FORM AND FUNCTION
CHAPTER 5 CAN BIOMETRICAL SHAPE BE A HOMOLOGOUS CHARACTER?
CHAPTER 6 HOMOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND HEREDITY
CHAPTER 7 HISTORY ONTOGENY AND EVOLUTION OF THE ARCHETYPE
CHAPTER 8 HOMOLOGY AND THE MECHANISMS OF DEVELOPMENT
REPLICATORS LINEAGES AND HOMOLOGUES
CHAPTER 10 HOMOLOGY IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
CHAPTER 11 HOMOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL REPERTOIRES
CHAPTER 12 COMPLEXITY AND HOMOLOGY IN PLANTS
CHAPTER 13 HOMOLOGY HOMEOSIS AND PROCESS MORPHOLOGY IN PLANTS
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1:1 correspondence Alberch ancestor animal Archaeopteryx archetype archosaurs basis Biol biological homology biometric birds Bookstein Cambridge cells clade cladistic cladogram common ancestry complex concept of homology concerted evolution conﬂict criteria criterion definition of homology developmental constraints digits Donoghue epigenetic Evol evolutionary example fishes ﬂower fossil function genes genetic Goodwin hierarchy Hinchliffe homeosis homol homology homology concept homoplasy hypotheses of homology individual Lauder leaf lineages London mechanisms molecular monophyletic monophyly morpho morphogenesis morphogenetic morphology morphometrics muscle ontogenetic ontogeny organismal organisms origin orthologous Owen Owen's paralogy partial correspondences pattern Patterson phalanges phenotypic phylo phylogenetic phylogenetic analysis phylogeny plants Press problem ray-finned fishes reﬂect relationships replication Richard Owen Rieppel Roth Sattler sequences shape similarity species symplesiomorphy synapomorphy Syst systematics taxa taxic taxon tests tetrapod tetrapod limb theropod tion topology traits transformation tree Univ vertebrate Wagner wings Zool