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Animal Evolution in Changing Environments

With Special Reference to Abnormal Metamorphosis

By (author) Ryuichi Matsuda
Format: Hardback
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Published: 29th Apr 1987
Dimensions: w 40mm h 65mm d 21mm
Weight: 624g
ISBN-10: 0471878561
ISBN-13: 9780471878568
Barcode No: 9780471878568
Synopsis
Explored in this book are the effect of environmental changes on most animals (especially poiilothermic animals) at two levels, the proximate process, where environmental changes affect their development, and the ultimate process level, where natural selection acts on the changes undergone during the proximate process. It reexamines neo-Lamarckism in light of 20th century biology and shows it as a major pattern of evolution. The book also focuses on how environmental factors influence endocrine balances that in turn affect gene regulation.

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