Cellular Processes in Segmentation: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Cellular Processes in Segmentation

1st Edition

Edited by Ariel Chipman

CRC Press

400 pages | 54 Color Illus. | 6 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138389915
pub: 2020-04-01
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The evolution of segmentation is one of the central questions in evolutionary developmental biology. Indeed, it is one of the best case-studies of 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, the book will prove an invaluable reference for students of evolutionary developmental biology at all levels – not only those interested specifically in segmentation – for years to come.

Key selling features:

  • Explores the role that segmentation has played in the phylogeny of animals
  • Documents the diverse mechanisms by which segmentation develops
  • Reviews the independent evolutionary origin of segmentation
  • Provides insight into the general patterns of serial homology

Table of Contents

Section I: The Diversity of Segmentation. 1: Concepts of Seriality. 2: Diversity in Segmentation Mechanisms. Section II: Cellular Mechanisms of Segmentation. 3: Cellular Oscillators in Vertebrate Segmentation. 4: Cell Movement and Synchronization in Arthropod Segmentation. 5: Cellular Processes in Annelid Segmentation. 6: Scaling in Vertebrate Segmentation. 7: Stem Cells in Crustaceans. 8: Stem Cells in Leeches. Section III: Experimental approaches to segmentation. 9: Segmentation in Non-Segmented Phyla. 10: Live Imaging at the Cellular Level. 11: Regeneration as a Repeat of the Segmentation Process.

About the Editor

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.

About the Series

Evolutionary Cell Biology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General