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Muscles of Chordates : Development, Homologies, and Evolution - (Paperback)

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Chordates comprise lampreys, hagfishes, jawed fishes, and tetrapods, plus a variety of more unfamiliar and crucially important non-vertebrate animal lineages, such as lancelets and sea squirts. This will be the first book to synthesize, summarize, and provide high-quality illustrations to show what is known of the configuration, development, homology, and evolution of the muscles of all major extant chordate groups. Muscles as different as those used to open the siphons of sea squirts and for human facial communication will be compared, and their evolutionary links will be explained. Another unique feature of the book is that it covers, illustrates, and provides detailed evolutionary tables for each and every muscle of the head, neck and of all paired and median appendages of extant vertebrates.

Number of Pages: 648
Genre: Medical, Nature, Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Rui Diogo & Janine M. Ziermann & Julia Molnar & Natalia Siomava & Virginia Abdala
Language: English
Street Date: April 20, 2018
TCIN: 53575848
UPC: 9781138571167
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-2238
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