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Evolution of Subterranean Mammals at the Organismal and Molecular Levels

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Series: Progress in Clinical and Biological Research Volume: 335

Edited By: E Nevo and OA Reig

422 pages, Tabs, figs

Alan R Liss

Hardback | Dec 1990 | #13089 | ISBN: 0471567116
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This volume facilitates comparisons and evaluation of convergent and divergent patterns across phylogeny, biogeography, and ecology.


Partial table of contents: POPULATION BIOLOGY, SPECIATION, AND EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF SUBTERRANEAN MAMMALS. Speciation and Evolution in the Family Talpidae (Mammalia:Insectivora) (T. Yates & D. Moore). The Chrysochloridae: Studies Toward a Broader Perspective of Adaptation in Subterranean Mammals (G. Hickman). An Overview of Evolution, Systematics, Population Biology, Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology and Speciation in Ctenomys (O. Reig, et al.). The Spalacidae: Evolutionary History, Speciation and Population Biology (I. Savi & E. Nevo). The Natural History of Rhizomyid Rodents (L. Flynn). MORPHOLOGICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL, AND BEHAVIORAL ADAPTATIONS OF SUBTERRANEAN MAMMALS. Adaptiveness of Tunnel System Features in Subterranean Mammal Burrows (G. Hickman). Thermoregulation and Energetics in Subterrranean Mammals (E. Lessa). Sensory Adaptations in Subterranean Mammals (R. Arieli). Brains of Mole Rats from Africa and North America (P. Pirlot). MOLECULAR EVOLUTION OF SUBTERRANEAN MAMMALS. DNA Hybridization as a Guide to Phylogenies: Raw Data in Muroid Rodents (F. Catzeflis). Ribonuclease in Diffferent Chromosomal Species of the Mole Rat, Superspecies Spalax Ehrenbergi: Concentration in the Pancreas and Primary Structure (P. Jekel, et al.). The Eye of the Blind Mole Rat (Spalax Ehrenbergi): Regressive Evolution at the Molecular Level (W. deJong, et al.). Index.

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