Retrograde Evolution During Major Extinction Crises

  • Jean Guex

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Evolutionary Biology book series (BRIEFSEVOLUTION)

About this book


This book is the first of its kind, providing in-depth analysis of the retrograde evolution occurring during major extinction periods. The text offers a non-strictly adaptative explanation of repetition of phyla after the major extinctions, utilizing a study of seven phylogenetically distinct groups. This opens a new experimental field in evolutionary biology with the possibility of reconstructing ancestral forms in lab by applying artificial stresses.


environmental stress morphogenesis catastrophe theory phyla biochronology

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Guex
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. Géologie et PaléontologieUniversity of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27916-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27917-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8134
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8142
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