The Anthropoid Postcranial Axial Skeleton: Comments on Development, Variation, and Evolution

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The Anthropoid Postcranial Axial Skeleton: Comments on Development, Variation, and Evolution

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dc.contributor.author Pilbeam, David
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-23T18:50:28Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Pilbeam, David. 2004. The anthropoid postcranial axial skeleton: Comments on development, variation, and evolution. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B Molecular and Developmental Evolution 302B(3): 241-267. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1552-5007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3693472
dc.description.abstract Within-species phenotypic variation is the raw material on which natural selection acts to shape evolutionary change, and understanding more about the developmental genetics of intraspecific as well as interspecific phenotypic variation is an important component of the Evo-Devo agenda. The axial skeleton is a useful system to analyze from such a perspective. Its development is increasingly well understood, and between-species differences in functionally important developmental parameters are well documented. I present data on intraspecific variation in the axial postcranial skeleton of some Primates, including hominoids (apes and humans). Hominoid species are particularly valuable, because counts of total numbers of vertebrae, and hence original somite numbers, are available for large samples. Evolutionary changes in the axial skeleton of various primate lineages, including bipedal humans, are reviewed, and hypotheses presented to explain the changes in terms of developmental genetics. Further relevant experiments on model organisms are suggested in order to explore more fully the differences in developmental processes between primate species, and hence to test these hypotheses. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Anthropology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1002/jez.b.22 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title The Anthropoid Postcranial Axial Skeleton: Comments on Development, Variation, and Evolution en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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dc.relation.journal Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B Molecular and Developmental Evolution en_US
dash.depositing.author Pilbeam, David
dc.date.available 2010-02-23T18:50:28Z

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