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Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biology

J. Todd Streelman (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-13111-4

Jan 2014

256 pages

$165.00

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Providing outstanding breadth of coverage in evo-devo, Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biology provides a comprehensive review of the milestones of research in evolution and development and outlines the exciting research agenda for the field going forward. Compiling the viewpoints of a diverse group of field experts, this timely text expands the now-mature science of evo-devo into more complex areas of research. This essential reference is destined to become the go-to source for ideas and hypotheses for a new generation of graduate students in evolutionary and developmental biology.

Preface ix

Contributors xi

1 “THE GENETIC TOOL-KIT”: THE LIFE-HISTORY OF AN IMPORTANT METAPHOR 1
Adam S. Wilkins

Introduction 1

Historical Background to the Term 2

From “Homeotic Genes” (and “Homeoboxes”) to the General Idea of Key Regulatory Genes with Conserved Developmental Functions 4

The Genetic Tool-Kit: The Seminal Findings That Led to its Coinage and the Key Idea 5

The Genetic Tool-Kit as a Non-Answer to the Question of Evolutionary Diversification within the Animal
Kingdom 8

Thinking about How GRNs Are “Rewired”: Two Approaches 9

Conclusions 11

Acknowledgments 12

References 12

2 THE EVOLUTION OF SEX DETERMINATION IN ANIMALS 15
Judith E. Mank and Tobias Uller

Introduction 15

Evo-Devo of Sex Determination 16

The Origin of Network Novelty 18

Evolution of Genotypic Sex Determination 19

Evolution of Environment-Dependent Sex Determination 26

From ESD to GSD and Back Again 28

Acknowledgments 30

References 30

3 THE EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF EUSOCIAL INSECT BEHAVIOR 37
Adam G. Dolezal, Kevin B. Flores, Kirsten S. Traynor, and Gro V. Amdam

The Path from Solitary Life to Advanced Social Living 37

What Could Natural Selection Act Upon to Build Eusocial Insect Societies? 42

Epigenetics: A New Understanding of the Regulation of Social Life 46

Social Insect Evolution: A Quickly Advancing Field 48

References 52

4 EVO-DEVO ON CHIP 59
Mei Zhan and Hang Lu

Introduction 59

Interrogating Developmental Mechanisms in Drosophila melanogaster Using Microdevices 61

Microfluidic Advances for Developmental and Behavioral Studies in C. elegans 65

Microfluidic Culture Systems for Studying Genetic and Environmental

Effects on D. rerio Development 69

Mammalian Embryonic Development in Microsystems 71

Conclusion 75

References 75

5 FROM BLACK AND WHITE TO SHADES OF GRAY: UNIFYING EVO-DEVO THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF MOLECULAR AND QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES 81
Kevin J. Parsons and R. Craig Albertson

Introduction 81

The Geometry of Development: A Quantitative Approach 84

The Broad Applicability of Shades of Gray: Using GM to Connect Micro- and Macro-Level Patterns of
Divergence 94

Ontogenetic Theories of Phenotypic Divergence 95

Testing the Role of Ontogeny in Microevolution 101

Conclusions 102

Acknowledgments 103

References 103

6 ADVANCES IN UNDERSTANDING LIMB REGENERATION IN A DEVELOPMENTAL AND EVOLUTIONARY CONTEXT 111
Jessica A. Lehoczky and Clifford J. Tabin

Introduction 111

Regeneration or Redevelopment? 112

The Origin of the Regenerate: Are Blastema Cells Pluripotent or Lineage-Restricted? 122

Is Regeneration the True Ancestral State? 125

Final Thoughts 127

References 127

7 ECTODERMAL ORGAN STEM CELLS: MORPHOGENESIS, POPULATION REGENERATIVE BEHAVIOR, AND EVO-DEVO 133
Ping Wu, Ang Li, Jun Yin, Randall Widelitz, and Cheng-Ming Chuong

Physiological Regeneration of Ectodermal Organ Stem Cells 133

Feather Regeneration: Stem Cell Homeostasis and Morphogenesis 136

Evolution of Feathers 139

Hair Regeneration: Population Behavior in Regeneration 142

Regenerative Hair Waves in Transgenic Mice and Different Mammalian Species 144

Acknowledgments 147

References 147

8 PERSPECTIVES IN EVO-DEVO OF THE VERTEBRATE BRAIN 151
Sylvie Rétaux, Franck Bourrat, Jean-Stéphane Joly, and Hélène Hinaux

Introduction 151

Emergence of the Vertebrate Forebrain in Early Chordates and Its Diversification 152

Developmental Control of the Evolution of Brain Size and Relative Brain Region Size 158

Evolution of cis-Regulation of Brain Developmental Genes 163

Conclusion 167

References 168

9 EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE 173
Daniel J. Miller and Genevieve Konopka

Background 173

Genes and Pathways 177

Life History 182

Disorders of Language 185

Future Directions 187

Acknowledgments 191

References 192

10 ADVANCING EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 203
Jeffrey T. Streelman

Introduction 203

From Snapshots to Moving Pictures 204

Very Early and Very Late 205

The Missing Pieces 210

Summary: Advancing Evolutionary Development 212

Acknowledgments 213

References 213

Index 219

“All in all, this book is a nice resource for nascent evo-devo students who would like to get to know the history of their field, or for outsiders to evodevo who would like to know some of the major contributions.”  (The Quarterly Review of Biology, 1 October 2015)