Homoplasy: the recurrence of similarity in evolution. Responsibility: [edited by] Michael J. Sanderson, Larry Hufford. Imprint: San Diego, Calif.: Academic Press . Why do unrelated organisms sometimes appear almost identical in details of the anatomy, behavior, physiology, and ecology? Homoplasy assembles leaders in. The authors of this book investigate one of the most fascinating and, for many decades, most intractable of evolutionary conundrums-why do unrelated.

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SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Responsibility [edited by] Michael J. Imprint San Diego, Calif. Physical description xxv, p. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Contributor Sanderson, Michael J.

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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents Implications of homoplasy: Brooks, homoplasy connections and disconnections – genes and species, molecules and morphology, J.


Doyle, the relationship be-tween homoplasy and confidence in a phylogenetic tree, M. Donoghue, nonfloral homoplasy and evolutionary scenarios in living and fossil land plants, R. Bateman, behavioural characters and hompolasy – perception versus practice, H.

Proctor– measures of homoplasy: Archie, the measurement of homoplasy – a stochastic view, J. Kim– gen-eration of homoplasy: McShea, exaptation, adaptation, and homoplasy – evolution of ecological rechrrence in dalechampia vines, W.

Armbruster, patterns of homoplasy in behavioural evolution, S. Willmott, ontogenetic evolution, clade diversification, and homoplasy, L. Hufford, homoplasy in angiosperm flowers, P.

Nielsen Book Data Publisher’s Summary Plants and animals that are unrelated sometimes resemble one another in astonishing detail. These similarities are the result of parallelism, convergence, and reversal, collectively termed homoplasy.

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The independent evolution of similar characteristics can be thought of as the converse of homology, which is the shared similarity between organisms that results from shared ancestry or a common evolutionary history.


In similaeity, homoplasy is the shared similarities between organisms that is not the result of shared evolutionary history. In the past, it has been thought to be an error of the scientist unable to distinguish subtly different characteristics between animals and plants. More recently, however, studies of homoplasy are recognized as new opportunities for the exploration of biodiversity.

This book explores new ways to view this phenomenon. Nielsen Book Data Browse related items Start at call number: