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Adaptive Evolution of Genes and Genomes

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By: Austin Hughes

270 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Feb 2000 | #101424 | ISBN: 0195116267
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Provides comprehensive coverage of the research caried out in analyzing adaptive evolution at the DNA level. By bridging the gap between research on molecular and phonotype evolution and contributing to the unification of the biological sciences, this book will find an audience among both researchers and graduate students in the field of evolutionary biology.
'Highly recommended reading for all evolutionary biologists ... considering the messy and emotion-laden history of the subject, this book is a landmark' Plant Systematics and Evolution


What is adaptive evolution?; methods of sequence analysis; the neutral theory; balancing selection: the major histocompatibility complex; balancing selection - other examples; directional selection; evolution of new protein function; adaptive characteristics of genomes.

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