Evo-Devo: Non-model Species in Cell and Developmental Biology

  • Waclaw Tworzydlo
  • Szczepan M.  Bilinski

Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Theoretical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter K. Dearden
      Pages 21-29
    3. Laurent Formery, Michael Schubert, Jenifer C. Croce
      Pages 31-59
  3. New and Emerging Model Systems in Evo-Devo Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Alfonso Ferrández-Roldán, Josep Martí-Solans, Cristian Cañestro, Ricard Albalat
      Pages 63-105
    3. Honoo Satake, Shin Matsubara, Akira Shiraishi, Tatsuya Yamamoto, Tomohiro Osugi, Tsubasa Sakai et al.
      Pages 107-125
    4. Alex McDougall, Janet Chenevert, Benoit G. Godard, Remi Dumollard
      Pages 127-154
    5. Maryna P. Lesoway, Jonathan Q. Henry
      Pages 155-182
    6. K. Ingemar Jönsson, Ingvar Holm, Helena Tassidis
      Pages 231-249
    7. Hiroaki Nakano
      Pages 251-258
    8. Puli Chandramouli Reddy, Akhila Gungi, Manu Unni
      Pages 259-290
    9. Judith Van Houten
      Pages 291-318
  4. Evo-Devo in Comparative Context

About this book


Evolutionary developmental biology or evo-devo is a field of biological research that compares the underlying mechanisms of developmental processes in different organisms to infer the ancestral condition of these processes and elucidate how they have evolved. It addresses questions about the developmental bases of evolutionary changes and evolution of developmental processes. 

The book’s content is divided into three parts, the first of which discusses the theoretical background of evo-devo. The second part highlights new and emerging model organisms in the evo-devo field, while the third and last part explores the evo-devo approach in a broad comparative context. To the best of our knowledge, no other book combines these three evo-devo aspects: theoretical considerations, a comprehensive list of emerging model species, and comparative analyses of developmental processes. 

Given its scope, the book will offer readers a new perspective on the natural diversity of processes at work in cells and during the development of various animal groups, and expand the horizons of seasoned and young researchers alike.


Animal Model Cell Biology Cellular Mechanism Model Organism Non-Model Species Organ Development Organ Evolution Organ System Protozoa Reproduction Reproductive Process Signaling

Editors and affiliations

  • Waclaw Tworzydlo
    • 1
  • Szczepan M.  Bilinski
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Zoology and Biomedical ResearchJagiellonian UniversityKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Zoology and Biomedical ResearchJagiellonian UniversityKrakowPoland

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