Evolution of the Rodents: Advances in Phylogeny, Functional Morphology and Development
By Cox, Philip G. and Hautier, Lionel (editors)
Pp. xiv, 611; numerous black-and-white photos, line-drawings, graphs and maps, 16-page color section of photos and diagrams at center of book (p. 466). Pictorial color laminated boards (hardcover), lg 8vo. This is the hardcover first edition. From the series: Cambridge Studies in Morphology and Molecules, New Paradigms in Evolutionary Biology. The widespread use of mouse models in developmental, behavioural and genetic studies has sparked wider interest in rodent biology as a whole. This book brings together the latest research on rodents to better understand the evolution of both living and extinct members of this fascinating group. Topics analysed include the role of molecular techniques in the determination of robust phylogenetic frameworks; how geometric morphometric methods help quantify and analyse variation in shape; and the role of developmental biology in elucidating the origins of skeletal elements and the teeth. The editors unite these disciplines to present the current state of knowledge in rodent biology, whilst setting the landscape for future research. This book highlights interdisciplinary links across palaeontology, developmental biology, functional morphology, phylogenetics and biomechanics, making it a valuable resource for evolutionary biologists in all fields (from the back cover). No ownership marks.
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