This multi-author, six-volume paintings summarizes our present wisdom at the developmental biology of all significant invertebrate animal phyla. the most facets of cleavage, embryogenesis, organogenesis and gene expression are mentioned in an evolutionary framework. every one bankruptcy offers an in-depth but concise review of either classical and up to date literature, supplemented via various colour illustrations and micrographs of a given animal workforce. The principally taxon-based chapters are supplemented by way of essays on topical facets appropriate to modern day EvoDevo learn similar to regeneration, embryos within the fossil checklist, homology within the age of genomics and the function of EvoDevo within the context of reconstructing evolutionary and phylogenetic situations. an inventory of open questions on the finish of every bankruptcy might function a resource of proposal for the subsequent iteration of EvoDevo scientists. Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates is a must have for any scientist, instructor or pupil drawn to developmental and evolutionary biology in addition to usually invertebrate zoology.
This bankruptcy is devoted to the Deuterostomia, comprising the Echinodermata and Hemichordata (usually grouped jointly because the Ambulacraria) in addition to the Cephalochordata and the Tunicata.