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Epigenetics Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution

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ISBN-10: 0520267095

ISBN-13: 9780520267091

Edition: 2011

Authors: Benedikt Hallgr�msson, Brian K. Hall

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List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/10/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Contributors
Introduction
Historical and Philosophical Foundations
A Brief History of the Term and Concept Epigenetics
Heuristic Reductionism and the Relative Significance of Epigenetic Inheritance in Evolution
Approaches to Epigenetics
The Epigenetics of Genomic Imprinting: Core Epigenetic Processes are Conserved in Mammals, Insects, and Plants
Methylation Mapping in Humans
Asexuality and Epigenetic Variation
Epigenesis, Preformation, and the Humpty Dumpty Problem
A Principle of Developmental Inertia
Epigenetics of Vertebrate Organ Development
The Role of Epigenetics in Nervous System Development
Morphogenesis of Pigment Patterns: Experimental and Modeling Approaches
Epigenetic Interactions of the Cardiac Neural Crest
Epigenetics in Bone and Cartilage Development
Muscle-Bone Interactions and The Development of Skeletal Phenotype: Jaw Muscles and the Skull
Evolution of the Apical Ectoderm in the Developing Vertebrate Limb
Role of Skeletal Muscle in the Epigenetic Shaping of Organs, Tissues, and Cell Fate Choices
Epigenetics in Evolution and Disease
Epigenetic Integration, Complexity, and Evolvability of the Head: Rethinking the Functional Matrix Hypothesis
Epigenetic Interactions: The Developmental Route to Functional Integration
Epigenetic Contributions to Adaptive Radiation: Insights from Threespine Stickleback
Learning, Developmental Plasticity, and the Rate of Morphological Evolution
Epigenetics: Adaptation or Contingency?
The Epigenetics of Dysmorphology: Craniosynostosis as an Example
Epigenetics of Human Disease
Epigenetics: The Context of Development
Index