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Publisher Description

“A beautiful and very important book.”—Lewis Wolpert, American Scientist

For over a century, opening the black box of embryonic development was the holy grail of biology. Evo Devo—Evolutionary Developmental Biology—is the new science that has finally cracked open the box. Within the pages of his rich and riveting book, Sean B. Carroll explains how we are discovering that complex life is ironically much simpler than anyone ever expected.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2006
April 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
4.4
MB

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This book is a concise review of the relatively new biological science called evolutionary developmental biology. It describes how organisms develop from the time of conception based on the information present in their DNA. It explains how the information in DNA guides and determines how, when, where and why body parts, limbs, skin color, stripes, hair, etc, develop. These tool kit genes that are responsible for this are not only similar but are the same and shared by many different phyla and helps explain how evolution has played a role in speciation over the ages. For those interested in a deeper understanding of how evolution works this is a must read.

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