1st Edition

Cellular Processes in Segmentation

Edited By

Ariel Chipman




ISBN 9781138389915
Published April 20, 2020 by CRC Press
313 Pages 54 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Preface

Editor

Contributors

SECTION I The Diversity of Segmentation

Chapter 1 Segmentation: A Zoological Concept of Seriality

Gerhard Scholtz

Chapter 2 Diversity in Segmentation Mechanisms

Ariel D. Chipman

SECTION II Cellular Mechanisms of Segmentation

Chapter 3 Cell Division, Movement, and Synchronization in

Arthropod Segmentation

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

Benjamin Martin

Chapter 6 Teloblasts in Crustaceans

Gerhard Scholtz

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

Index

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Biography

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.