Developments in Hydrobiology

Morphology, Molecules, Evolution and Phylogeny in Polychaeta and Related Taxa

Editors: , Purschke, Günter (Eds.)

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Recently, evidence has been accumulated which shows that some of the groups formerly regarded as independent "phyla" such as Pogonophora (now recognized as Siboglinidae), Echiura, Myzostomida and perhaps Sipuncula, are most probably nothing else than greatly modified Annelida. The extreme morphological diversity found especially in Polychaeta displays the plasticity of a simple segmented organisation that basically is nothing else but a serial repetition of identical units. Thus, annelids are highly important to our understanding of fundamental questions about morphological and adaptive diversity, as well as clarifying evolutionary changes and phylogenetic relationships.

The book aims to summarize our knowledge on Polychaetes polychaetes and their allies and gives an overview of recent advances gained by studies that employed conventional and modern methods plus, increasingly and importantly, the use of molecular markers and computer-assisted kinship analyses. It also reflects the state of art in polychaete sciences and presents new questions and controversies. As such it will significantly influence the direction of research on Polychaeta and their related taxa.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Cell lineage and gene expression in the development of polychaetes

    Pages 1-22

    Dorresteijn, Adriaan

  • Trochophora larvae and adult body regions in annelids: some conclusions

    Pages 23-24

    Nielsen, Claus

  • Comparative structure of the epidermis in polychaetes (Annelida)

    Pages 25-35

    Hausen, Harald

  • Chaetae and chaetogenesis in polychaetes (Annelida)

    Pages 37-52

    Hausen, Harald

  • Sense organs in polychaetes (Annelida)

    Pages 53-78

    Purschke, Günter

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morphology, Molecules, Evolution and Phylogeny in Polychaeta and Related Taxa
Editors
  • Günter Purschke
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
179
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3240-0
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3240-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2951-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6754-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 387
Additional Information
Reprinted from HYDROBIOLOGIA, 535-536 (2005)
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