Part 1 DNA fingerprinting and behavioural ecology: arbitrary primer mediated fingerprinting in plants - case studies in plant breeding, taxonomy and phylogeny, J.S.C. Smith and J.G.K. Williams; DNA amplification fingerprinting - a general tool with applications in breeding, identification and phylogenetic analysis of plants, G. Caetano-Anolles and P.M. Gresshoff; the analysis of simple repeat loci as applied in evolutionary and behavioural sciences, T. Lubjuhn et al; multilocus DNA fingerprinting and genetic relatedness in plants - a case study with banana and tomato, K. Weising et al; measuring reproductive success in insects, M.P. Scott and S.M. Williams; unravelling the components that underlie insect reproductive traits using a simple molecular approach, H. Hadrys and M.T. Siva-Jothy; molecular analyses of kinship in birds - interesting questions and useful techniques, D.F. Westneat and M.S. Webster. Part 2 Population biology: molecular techniques in population genetics - a brief history, J.R. Powell; organization of genetic variation at the molecular level - lessons from drosophila, M. Kreitman and M.L. Wayne; the use of microsatellite analysis in population biology - background, methods and potential applications, M.V. Ashley and B.D. Dow; the use of microsatellites for genetic analysis of natural populations, C. Schloetterer and J. Pemberton; PCR assays of variable nucleotide sites for identification of conservation units, G. Amato and J. Gatesy; concerted evolution and RAPping in mitochondrial VNTRs and the molecular geography of cricket populations, D.M. Rand; molecular markers and evolutionary processes in hermaphrodite freshwater snails, B. Streit et al; extinction and the formation of phylogenetic lineages - diagnosing units of conservation management in the tiger beetle cicindela dorsalis, A.P. Vogler; perspective on conservation genetics, S.J. O'Brien. Part 3 Molecular systematics: advances in the theory and practice of DNA-hybridization as a systematic method, F.H. Sheldon; allozymes in mammalian population genetics and systematics - indicative function of a marker system reconsidered, G.B. Hartl et al; analysis of DNA from natural history museum collections, R.H. Thomas; sources of ambiguity in nucleic acid sequence alignment, W.C. Wheeler; computational problems in molecular systematics, R. DeSalle et al; the comparison of morphological and molecular data in phylogenetic systematics, A. Larson; non-coding chloroplast DNA for plant molecular systematics at the infrageneric level, U.-R. Boehle et al; developing model systems for molecular biogeography - vicariance and interchange in marine invertebrates, C.W. Cunningham and T.M. Collins; bridging phylogenetics and population genetics with gene tree models, J. Hey. Part 4 Speciation, development and genome organization: the role of molecular genetics in speciation studies, A.R. Templeton. (Part contents).