Molecular Geometry of Body Pattern in Birds

Authors: Lima-de-Faria, Antonio

  • Puts together the most recent data available on bird studies
  • Presents the last findings in molecular biology related to avian structure and function
  • Has a multidisciplinary character
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After having read this book you will never see birds in the same way again.

The unexpected patterns displayed by a bird’s body have been seen as bizarre events that demanded little attention or were described as ‘amazing curiosities’.

None of these surprising features seem to be fortuitous. They appear to be an integral part of a rigid order and a coherent geometry, which is directed by simple gene interactions and molecular cascades occurring at various cellular levels, and at different times, during the organism’s development.

A novel geometry unfolds in front of your eyes, giving the body configurations another meaning.

Lima-de-Faria is Professor Emeritus of Molecular Cytogenetics at Lund University, Lund, Sweden. This is his sixth book dealing with the molecular organization of the chromosome and its implications for the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for biological evolution.

About the authors

Lima-de-Faria is Professor Emeritus of Molecular Cytogenetics at Lund University, Lund, Sweden. This is his sixth book dealing with the molecular organization of the chromosome and its implications for the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for biological evolution.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lima-de-Faria, A.

    Pages 1-2

  • The Molecular Determination of a Bird’s Pattern

    Lima-de-Faria, A.

    Pages 3-12

  • The Occurrence of Conspicuous Feathers at Different Body Locations and Their Genetic Interdependence

    Lima-de-Faria, A.

    Pages 13-28

  • The Evolution of the Birds

    Lima-de-Faria, A.

    Pages 29-41

  • The Bird Genome and the Molecular Determination of Wings, Legs and Beaks

    Lima-de-Faria, A.

    Pages 43-52

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-25300-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Geometry of Body Pattern in Birds
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-25301-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-25301-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-25300-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 162
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