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Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Claus Nielsen


This book provides a comprehensive analysis of evolution in the animal kingdom. It reviews the classical, morphological information from structure and embryology, as well as the new data gained from studies using immune stainings of nerves and muscles and blastomere markings, which makes it possible to follow the fate of single blastomeres all the way to early organogenesis. Until recently, the information from analyses of gene sequences has tended to produce myriads of quite diverging trees. However, the latest generation of molecular methods, using many genes, expressed sequence tags, and ev ... More

Keywords: evolution, embryology, blastomeres, organogenesis, gene sequences, molecular methods, genes, sequence tags, animal kingdom, morphology

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199606023
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claus Nielsen, author
Professor Emeritus, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen

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