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The Origins of Larvae

Authors: Williamson, Donald

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Many biological facts are irreconcilable with the assumption that larvae and adults evolved from the same genetic stock. The author of this book draws attention to these, and presents his alternative hypothesis that larvae have been transferred from one taxon to another.

In his previous book (Larvae and Evolution, 1992), the author used larval transfer to explain developmental anomalies in eight animal phyla. In the present book, he claims that the basic forms of all larvae and all embryos have been transferred from foreign taxa. This leads to a new, comprehensive theory on the origin of embryos and larvae, replacing the discredited 'recapitulation' theory of Haeckel (1866). Metamorphosis, previously unexplained, represents a change in taxon during development.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Origins of Larvae
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0357-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0357-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1514-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6377-9
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 261
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