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The Natural History of Inbreeding and Outbreeding: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

Edited By: NW Thornhill

520 pages, 49 line illus, 41 tabs

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Jun 1993 | #23375 | ISBN: 0226798550
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Hardback | Jun 1993 | #23374 | ISBN: 0226798542
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Inbreeding, the mating of close kin, and outbreeding, the mating of distant relatives or related organisms, have long been important subjects to evolutionary biologists. In this volume, 26 experts in evolution, behaviour and genetics examine the causes and consequences of these processes. The contributors ask whether inbreeding is as problematic as biologists thought, and in attempting to answer this, draw on examples from theoretical and real studies on wild and captive populations. A valuable text for researchers in evolutionary biology, behaviour, ecology and conservation biology.


1. Sex, Mating Systems, Inbreeding, and Outbreeding Nickolas M. Waser Part One Theoretical Perspectives 2. Theory and Data Pertinent to the Relationship between Heterozygosity and Fitness Jeffry B. Mitton 3. The Evolution of Inbreeding in Haploidiploid Organisms John H. Werren 4. Genetic Incompatibility as a Eugenic Mechanism Marcy K. Uyenoyama 5. Inbreeding and the Evolution of Social Behavior Richard E. Michod 6. The Statics and Dynamics of Mating System Evolution Donald M. Waller 7. Small Populations, Inbreeding, and Speciation Daniel J. Howard 8. The Natural and Unnatural History of Inbreeding and Outbreeding William M. Shields Part Two Empirical Perspectives 9. Population Structure, Optimal Outbreeding and Assortative Mating in Angiosperms Nickolas M. Waser 10. Inbreeding and Outbreeding in marine Invertebrates Nancy Knowlton and Jeremy B. C. Jackson 11. Inbreeding and Outbreeding in Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles Bruce Waldman and Jeffrey S. McKinnon 12. Evidence for and Consequences of Inbreeding in the Cooperative Spiders Susan E. Riechert and Rose Marie Roeloffs 13. Inbreeding in Birds Ian Rowley, Eleanor Russell, and Michael Brooker 14. The Natural History of Inbreeding and Outbreeding in Small Mammals Andrew T. Smith 15. Inbreeding and Outbreeding in Captive Populations of Wild Animal Species Robert C. Lacy, Ann Petric, and Mark Warneke 16. Dispersal, Kinship, and Inbreeding in African Lions Craig Packer and Anne E. Pusey 17. Inbreeding and Outbreeding in Primates: What's Wrong with "The Dispersing Sex"? Jim Moore Part Three: Epilogue 18. Inbreeding in Egypt and This Book: A Childish Perspective William D. Hamilton

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