Epigenetic Mechanisms of the Cambrian Explosion
Cabej, Nelson R.
- 出版商: Academic Press
- 出版日期: 2019-10-15
- 售價: $3,000
- 貴賓價: 9.5 折 $2,850
- 語言: 英文
- 頁數: 216
- 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
- ISBN: 0128143118
- ISBN-13: 9780128143117
Epigenetic Mechanisms of the Cambrian Explosion provides readers with a basic biological knowledge and epigenetic explanation of the biological puzzle of the Cambrian explosion, the unprecedented rapid diversification of animals that began 542 million years ago. During an evolutionarily instant of 10 million years, which represents only 0.3% of the time of existence of life on Earth, or less than 2% of the time of existence of metazoans, all of the 30 extant body plans, major animal groups (phyla) and several extinct groups appeared. The work helps address this phenomena and tries to answer remaining questions for evolutionary biology, epigenetics, and scientific researchers.
The book recognizes and presents objective representations of alternative theories for epigenetic evolution in this period, with the author drawing on his epigenetic theory of evolution to explain the causal basis of the Cambrian explosion. Both empirical evidence and theoretical arguments are presented in support of this thought-provoking epigenetic theory.
- Provides the first full-length treatment to explain the Cambrian explosion from an entirely epigenetic view
- Customized for a wide readership, but still maintains scientific rigor
- Takes a causal rather than descriptive approach to the phenomenon