The evolution of segmentation is one of the central questions in evolutionary developmental biology. Indeed, it is one of the best case studies for the role of changes in development in the evolution of body plans. Segmented body plans are believed to have appeared several times in animal evolution, and to have contributed significantly to the evolutionary success of the taxa in which they are present. Because of the centrality of the subject, and the continuing interest in understanding segmentation, this book offers an often overlooked focus on the cellular aspects of the process of segmentation, providing an invaluable reference for students of evolutionary developmental biology at all levels.
- Explores the role that segmentation has played in the diversity of animals
- Documents the diverse cellular mechanisms by which segmentation develops
- Reviews the independent evolutionary origins of segmentation
- Provides insight into the general patterns of serial homology at the cellular level
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Dr. Ariel D. Chipman is Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior of the Silberman Institute of Life Sciences at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author or co-author of dozens of peer reviewed scientific journal articles. His research focuses upon the evolution of animal body plans with a focus on arthropod segmentation, integrating comparative embryology, the fossil record and genome evolution.
Table of Contents
Series Preface (Evolutionary Cell Biology
SECTION I The Diversity of Segmentation
Chapter 1 Segmentation: A Zoological Concept of Seriality
Chapter 2 Diversity in Segmentation Mechanisms
Ariel D. Chipman
SECTION II Cellular Mechanisms of Segmentation
Chapter 3 Cell Division, Movement, and Synchronization in
Lisa M. Nagy and Terri A. Williams
Chapter 4 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Segmentation in
Annelida: An Open Question
Eduardo E. Zattara and David A. Weisblat
Chapter 5 Progenitor Cells in Vertebrate Segmentation
Chapter 6 Teloblasts in Crustaceans
Chapter 7 Segmentation in Leeches
David A. Weisblat and Christopher J. Winchell
Chapter 8 Segmentation in Motion
Andres F. Sarrazin
SECTION III Beyond Segmentation
Chapter 9 Segmental Traits in Non-Segmented Bilaterians
Bruno C. Vellutini
Chapter 10 Axial Regeneration in Segmented Animals: A Post-Embryonic
Reboot of the Segmentation Process
Eduardo E. Zattara
Dr Ariel D. Chipman is Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior of the Silberman Institute of Life Sciences at The Hebrew University, in Jerusalem. He is the author or co-author of dozens of peer reviewed scieitific journal articles. His research focuses upon (1)The evolution of developmental processes. Using comparative embryology as a tool for understanding evolutionary processes (2) Early stages in patterning the arthropod embryo and the evolution of the segmented body plan. (3) Evolution of the arthropod head and the processes differentiating head from trunk. (4) Genomics of novel model systems. (5) Historical biogeography of Israel, using the national invertebrate collection.