Modularity in Development and Evolution (Paperback)
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Modularity in Development and Evolution (Paperback)

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Paperback 600 Pages / Published: 03/08/2004
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This work offers a sustained exploration of modules from developmental and evolutionary perspectives. Contributors discuss what modularity is, how it can be identified and modeled, how it originated and evolved, and why it matters.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226738550
Number of pages: 600
Weight: 966 g
Dimensions: 231 x 153 x 38 mm


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""[This collection] is one of the most recent attempts at clarifying the concept of modularity and its implications for evolution. . . . The different contributions represent a variety of perspectives and examples of evolutionary and developmental modularity, and stand as a clear demonstration of just how difficult it can be to firmly formalize this 'fashionable' concept."

--Patricia Beldade "Quarterly Review of Biology "


"The validity and significance of modularity for evo-devo remains the subject of considerable debate, even controversy. This book offers the most comprehensive and compelling argument to date in favor of a prominentindeed, indispensablerole for modularity in the study of the relation between development and evolution. Moreover, it does so by maintaining an effective balance between theoretical considerations and empirical studies."James Hanken, Harvard University--James Hanken, Harvard University
"A broad-ranging and up-to-date overview of what is clearly a key concept at the intersection of two disciplines, Modularity in Development and Evolution will be a valuable and timely contribution to the rapidly evolving field of evo-devo. This book represents an excellent compendium of concrete examples and case studies, illustrating the utility and application of a much-discussed concept."Jessica Bolker, University of New Hampshire--Jessica Bolker, University of New Hampshire

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