Evolution of the rodents, volume 5

Thumbnail imageDevelopmental mechanisms in the evolution of phenotypic traits in rodent teeth.

Sophie Montuire and Élodie Renvoisé are authors of a chapter of volume 5 of the series Evolution of the rodents.

The widespread use of mouse models in developmental, behavioural and genetic studies has sparked wider interest in rodent biology as a whole. This book brings together the latest research on rodents to better understand the evolution of both living and extinct members of this fascinating group.

Topics analysed include the role of molecular techniques in the determination of robust phylogenetic frameworks; how geometric morphometric methods help quantify and analyse variation in shape; and the role of developmental biology in elucidating the origins of skeletal elements and the teeth. The editors unite these disciplines to present the current state of knowledge in rodent biology, whilst setting the landscape for future research. This book highlights interdisciplinary links across palaeontology, developmental biology, functional morphology, phylogenetics and biomechanics, making it a valuable resource for evolutionary biologists in all fields.

 

 

Evolution of the rodents, Volume 5: Advances in Phylogeny, Functional Morphology and Development

Edited by Philip G. Cox and Lionel Hautier

hardcover, 624 pages, 254 x 182 x 31 mm

Cambridge University Press, July 2015

ISBN 9781316288337