From DNA to Diversity: Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 25, 2013 - Science - 272 pages
In this landmark work, the author team led by Dr. Sean Carroll presents the general principles of the genetic basis of morphological change through a synthesis of evolutionary biology with genetics and embryology. In this extensively revised second edition, the authors delve into the latest discoveries, incorporating new coverage of comparative genomics, molecular evolution of regulatory proteins and elements, and microevolution of animal development. An accessible text, focusing on the most well-known genes, developmental processes and taxa. Builds logically from developmental genetics and regulatory mechanisms to evolution at different genetic morphological levels. Adds major insights from recent genome studies, new evo-devo biology research findings, and a new chapter on models of variation and divergence among closely related species. Provides in-depth focus on key concepts through well-developed case studies. Features clear, 4-color illustrations and photographs, chapter summaries, references and a glossary. Presents the research of Dr. Carroll, a pioneer in the field and the past president of the Society for Developmental Biology.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amarcobio - LibraryThing
That's still probably the standard textbook for evolutionary developmental genetics. Nicely illustrated and well written, I still have the feeling that its content is a bit (or even more than a bit) biased. That's the kind of textbook that the late S. Gould would love (my impression). Read full review