Molluscan Evolutionary Development

Andreas Wanninger, Demien Koop, Sharon Moshel-Lynch and Bernard M. Degnan

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780520250925
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933705 | DOI:
Molluscan Evolutionary Development

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This chapter explores evolutionary development studies of the molluscans. It reviews recent contributions of developmental studies to the understanding of the evolution of the diversity of molluscan body plans as well as the bearing of these findings on molluscan phylogenetics. It discusses the results of gene expression analyses and describes the morphogenesis of the molluscan nervous system, musculature, and shells.

Keywords: molluscans; evolutionary development; diversity; phylogenetics; gene expression; morphogenesis; nervous system; musculature; shells

Chapter.  10966 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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