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Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca$
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Winston Ponder

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520250925

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520250925.001.0001

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Molluscan Evolutionary Development

Molluscan Evolutionary Development

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(p.427) 16 Molluscan Evolutionary Development
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Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca
Author(s):

Andreas Wanninger

Demien Koop

Sharon Moshel-Lynch

Bernard M. Degnan

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0016

This chapter explores evolutionary development studies of the molluscans. It reviews recent contributions of developmental studies to the understanding of the evolution of the diversity of molluscan body plans as well as the bearing of these findings on molluscan phylogenetics. It discusses the results of gene expression analyses and describes the morphogenesis of the molluscan nervous system, musculature, and shells.

Keywords:   molluscans, evolutionary development, diversity, phylogenetics, gene expression, morphogenesis, nervous system, musculature, shells

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