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Ecological Genomics: Ecology and the Evolution of Genes and Genomes

  • Most recent research in ecological genomics
  • Cutting edge technologies and approaches in evolutionary biology
  • Perspectives on the most important developments to come in the field

Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Volume: 781

By: Christian R Landry(Editor), Nadia Aubin-Horth(Editor)

359 pages, 57 colour & 28 b/w illustrations, 11 tables


Hardback | Nov 2013 | #212013 | ISBN-13: 9789400773462
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About this book

Researchers in the field of ecological genomics aim to determine how a genome or a population of genomes interacts with its environment across ecological and evolutionary timescales. Ecological genomics is trans-disciplinary by nature. Ecologists have turned to genomics to be able to elucidate the mechanistic bases of the biodiversity their research tries to understand. Genomicists have turned to ecology in order to better explain the functional cellular and molecular variation they observed in their model organisms.

We provide an advanced-level book that covers this recent research and proposes future development for this field. A synthesis of the field of ecological genomics emerges from this volume. Ecological Genomics covers a wide array of organisms (microbes, plants and animals) in order to be able to identify central concepts that motivate and derive from recent investigations in different branches of the tree of life.

Ecological Genomics covers 3 fields of research that have most benefited from the recent technological and conceptual developments in the field of ecological genomics: the study of life-history evolution and its impact of genome architectures; the study of the genomic bases of phenotypic plasticity and the study of the genomic bases of adaptation and speciation.


1. Recent advances in ecological genomics: from phenotypic plasticity to convergent and adaptive evolution and speciation

Christian Landry and Nadia Aubin-Horth

 2. Trait transitions in explicit ecological and genomic contexts: plant mating systems as case studies

Vincent Castric, Sylvain Billiard and Xavier Vekemans

 3. Revisiting Mortimer’s genome renewal hypothesis: heterozygosity, homothallism, and the potential for adaptation in yeast

Paul M. Magwene

 4. Ecological genomics of adaptation and speciation in Fungi

Jean-Baptiste Leducq

 5. Integrating phenotypic plasticity within an ecological genomics framework: recent insights from the genomics, evolution, ecology, and fitness of plasticity

Matthew Morris and Sean M. Rogers

 6. Eco-evo-devo: the time has come

Ehab Abouheif, Marie-Julie Favé, Ana Sofia Ibarrarán-Viniegra, Maryna Lesoway, Ab Matteen Rafiqi and Rajendhran Rajakumar

 7. Evolutionary and ecological genomics of developmental plasticity: novel approaches and first insights from the study of horned beetles

Armin P. Moczek, Teiya Kijimoto, Emilie Snell-Rood , Guilherme Rocha, Melissa Pespeni and Karen Kafadar

 8. Neurogenomics of behavioral plasticity

Rayna M. Harris and Hans A. Hofmann

 9. Ecological genomics of host behavior manipulation by parasites

François Olivier Hébert and Nadia Aubin-Horth

 10. Ecological epigenetics

Holly J. Kilvitis, Mariano Alvarez, Christy M. Foust, Aaron W. Schrey, Marta Robertson and Christina L. Richards

 11. The reproducibility of adaptation in the light of experimental evolution with whole genome sequencing

Guillaume Achaz, Alejandra Rodriguez-Verdugo, Brandon S. Gaut and Olivier Tenaillon

 12. Ecological Genomics of Host Shifts in Drosophila mojavensis

Luciano M. Matzkin

 13. The genomics of an adaptive radiation—insights across the Heliconius speciation continuum

Megan Supple, Riccardo Papa, Brian Counterman and W. Owen McMillan

 14. Merging ecology and genomics to dissect diversity in wild tomatoes and their relatives

David C. Haak, Jamie L. Kostyun and Leonie C. Moyle

 15. Integrated genomics approaches in evolutionary and ecological endocrinology

Jun Kitano, Asano Ishikawa and Sean C. Lema

 16. Evolutionary genomics of environmental pollution

Andrew Whitehead

 17. Signatures of natural selection and ecological differentiation in microbial genomes

B. Jesse Shapiro


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