Homology : The Hierarchical Basis of Comparative Biology

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The application of homology varies depending on the data being examined. This volume represents a state-of-the-art treatment of the different applications of this unifying concept. Chapters deal with homology on all levels, from molecules to behavior, and are authored by leading contributors to systematics, natural history, and evolutionary, developmental, and comparative biology.

This paperback reprint of the original hardbound edition continues to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Sir Richard Owen's seminal paper distinguishing homology from analogy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 152.7 x 228.9 x 23.9mm | 675.04g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123195837
  • 9780123195838
  • 1,529,067

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Review of the First Edition
"Homology is the central concept for all biology. This fine book brings together a selection of outstanding comparative biologists, all of whom have struggled to formulate a philosophical foundation for homology that has sufficient generality that it can serve all of biology." Science
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Table of contents

Introduction, B.K. Hall.
Richard Owen and The Concept of Homology, A.L. Panchen.
Homology, Topology, and Typology: The History of Modern Debates, O. Rieppel.
Homology and Systematics, G. Nelson.
Homology, Form, and Function, G.V. Lauder.
Can Biometrical Shape Be A Homologous Character?, F.L. Bookstein.
Homology, Development, and Heredity, B. Goodwin.
History, Ontogeny, and Evolution of the Archetype, N.H. Shubin.
Homology and the Mechanisms of Development, G.P. Wagner.
Within and Between Organisms: Replicators, Lineages, and Homologues, V.L. Roth.
Homology in Molecular Biology, D.M. Hillis.
Homology and Behavioral Repertoires, H.W. Greene.
Complexity and Homology in Plants, M.J. Donoghue and M.J. Sanderson.
Homology, Homeosis, and Process Morphology in Plants, R. Sattler.
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