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Download Free Echinoderms: Munchen PDF by Thomas Heinzeller Full Book and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2005-12-08 with total page 664 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since 1972, scientists from all over the world working on fundamental questions of echinoderm biology and palaeontology have conferred every three years to exchange current views and results. The 11th International Echinoderm Conference held at the University of Munich, Germany, from 6-10 October 2003,continued this tradition. This volume comprises 95 submitted papers and 96 abstracts covering a wide spectrum from innovative student contributions to the lessons learnt from experienced specialists. The content of the contributions ranges from original research results to the latest synopses concerning a variety of topics, including visual sensing, larval cloning, mutable collagenous tissues, sea urchin aqua-culture, deuterostome phylogeny, palaeobiology and taphonomy.
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Author : Juan José Alvarado
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-08-07
ISBN : 3642200516
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Author : Maria Mutti
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2011-09-14
ISBN : 1444348353
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Author : Waclaw Tworzydlo
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2019-10-09
ISBN : 3030234592
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Download Free Phylonyms PDF by Kevin de Queiroz Full Book and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2020-04-30 with total page 1352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Phylonyms is an implementation of PhyloCode, which is a set of principles, rules, and recommendations governing phylogenetic nomenclature. Nearly 300 clades - lineages of organisms - are defined by reference to hypotheses of phylogenetic history rather than by taxonomic ranks and types. This volume will document the Real World uses of PhyloCode and will govern and apply to the names of clades, while species names will still be governed by traditional codes. Key Features Provides clear regulations for implementing new guidelines for naming lineages of organisms incorporates expressly evolutionary and phylogenetic principles Works with existing codes of nomenclature Eliminates the reliance on rank-based classification in favor of phylogenetic relationships Related Titles: Rieppel, O. Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Hennig (ISBN 978-1-4987-5488-0) Cantino, P. D. and de Queiroz, K. International Code of Phylogenetic Nomenclature (PhyloCode) (ISBN 978-1-138-33282-9).