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Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution
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Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution

Alessandro Minelli

Abstract

Animal phylogeny is currently undergoing a major revolution due to the availability of an exponentially increasing amount of molecular data and the application of novel methods of phylogenetic reconstruction, as well as the many spectacular advances in palaeontology and molecular developmental biology. Traditional views of the relationships among major phyla have been shaken up and new, often unexpected, relationships are now being considered. At the same time, the emerging discipline of evolutionary developmental biology, or evo-devo, has offered new insights into the origin and evolvability ... More

Keywords: development, evo-devo, larva, life cycle, Metazoa, molecular phylogeny, morphology, palaeontology, phylogeny

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780198566205
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566205.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alessandro Minelli, author
University of Padova, Italy