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Offering notable breadth of assurance in evo-devo, Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biology provides a accomplished assessment of the milestones of analysis in evolution and improvement and descriptions the interesting learn time table for the sector going ahead. Compiling the viewpoints of a various team of box specialists, this well timed textual content expands the now-mature technological know-how of evo-devo into extra complicated parts of study. This crucial reference is destined to turn into the go-to resource for ideas and hypotheses for a brand new new release of graduate scholars in evolutionary and developmental biology.Content:
Chapter 1 “The Genetic Tool‐Kit”: The Life‐History of a tremendous Metaphor (pages 1–14): Adam S. Wilkins
Chapter 2 The Evolution of intercourse decision in Animals (pages 15–36): Judith E. Mank and Tobias Uller
Chapter three The Evolution and improvement of Eusocial Insect habit (pages 37–57): Adam G. Dolezal, Kevin B. Flores, Kirsten S. Traynor and Gro V. Amdam
Chapter four Evo‐Devo on Chip (pages 59–79): Mei Zhan and grasp Lu
Chapter five From Black and White to colours of grey: Unifying Evo‐Devo throughout the Integration of Molecular and Quantitative techniques (pages 81–109): Kevin J. Parsons and R. Craig Albertson
Chapter 6 Advances in figuring out Limb Regeneration in a Developmental and Evolutionary Context (pages 111–131): Jessica A. Lehoczky and Clifford J. Tabin
Chapter 7 Ectodermal Organ Stem Cells: Morphogenesis, inhabitants Regenerative habit, and Evo‐Devo (pages 133–150): Ping Wu, Li Ang, Yin Jun, Widelitz Randall and Chuong Cheng‐Ming
Chapter eight views in Evo‐Devo of the Vertebrate mind (pages 151–172): Sylvie Rétaux, Franck Bourrat, Jean‐Stéphane Joly and Hélène Hinaux
Chapter nine Evolution and improvement of Language (pages 173–201): Daniel J. Miller and Genevieve Konopka
Chapter 10 Advancing Evolutionary Developmental Biology (pages 203–217): Jeffrey T. Streelman

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2007; Radder et al. 2008), and many others can alter their sex over their lifetime in response to ecological or demographic conditions (Avise and Mank 2009). What little is known about the evolution of sex determination has been reviewed numerous times (recent examples include Gempe and Beye 2010; Graves 2006; Heimpel and de Boer 2008; Schutt and Nothiger 2000; Williams and Carroll 2009), and rather than reiterate this material, we will only briefly paraphrase it and draw attention instead to how transitions in the sexdetermining system is expected to be reflected at the level of gene networks, how changes in this network have important evolutionary implications, and how we might best go forward to study these aspects of the evolution of sex-determining systems.

2010; Lewis et al. 2011), no one really knows at the molecular or biochemical level what a sexually antagonistic allele actually looks like. Even if this model of sex chromosome differentiation is not common, highly differentiated sex chromosomes, particularly the W and Y chromosomes, have important sexspecific functions in fertility and mate choice (Hori et al. 2000; Lange et al. 2009; Lemos et al. 2008; Moghadam et al. 2012; Postma et al. 2011), and this alone may present a 25 26 The Evolution of Sex Determination in Animals serious barrier to change in GSD as males lacking a Y chromosome or females lacking a W would be infertile or subfertile and therefore removed from the population by negative selection.

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