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Species Evolution: The Role of Chromosome Change

By: M King

336 pages, 10 b/w photos, 20 line illus, 15 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jan 1995 | #39586 | ISBN: 0521484545
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Hardback | Dec 1993 | #23577 | ISBN: 0521353084
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Now available in paperback, this book provides an up-to-date synthesis of research on speciation in higher organisms, concentrating on the evolutionary processes, the role of chromosomes, and the genetic mechanics involved in speciation.

'All in all, I recommend cytogeneticists to read Max King's book to discover the maximum possible impact chromosomes may have on speciation. However, his ideas may be a long way from the truth ! the debate on speciation continues.' Jeremy Searle, Chromosome Research


1. Introduction; 2. The species - what's in a name?; 3. Speciation in allopatric populations; 4. The founder effect; 5. Chromosomal isolating mechanisms; 6. The fixation of rearrangements; 7. Fertility, viability and hybridity; 8. Genic change and chromosomal speciation; 9. Chromosomal speciation; 10. Molecular mechanisms and speciation; 11. Conclusions and perspectives; References; Index.

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