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Evolution and Speciation: Essays in Honour of M.J.D. White

By: William R Atchley(Author), David S Woodruff(Author)

436 pages, 11 b/w photos, 42 b/w illustrations, tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 2011 | #187984 | ISBN-13: 9780521187404
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Hardback | Sep 1981 | #4911 | ISBN: 0521238234
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About this book

This 1981 collection focuses on a wide range of topics in the general field of evolutionary biology. The authors have all been associated with Professor M. J. D. White, who was the world authority on chromosomal evolution and speciation, to whom this volume was presented on his seventieth birthday.


List of contributors

Part I. Introduction
1. M. J. D. White: the scientist and the man William R. Atchley

Part II. Cytology and Cytogenetics
2. Chromosome change and evolutionary change: a critique Bernard John
3. Components of genetic systems in mammals David L. Hayman
4. Sex chromosomes, parthenogenesis, and polyploidy in ticks James H. Oliver, Jr.
5. Differentiation of heterochromatin W. J. Peacock, E. S. Dennis, A. J. Hilliker and A. J. Pryor
6. A glimpse of the tridactyloid karyotype Robert Blackith

Part III. Hybrid Zones
7. Hybrid zones and speciation N. H. Barton and G. M. Hewitt
8. Chromosomal hybrid zones in orthopteroid insects David D. Shaw
9. Toward a genodynamics of hybrid zones: studies of Australian frogs and West Indian land snails David S. Woodruff

Part IV. Speciation and Evolution
10. Stasipatric speciation and rapid evolution in animals Guy L. Bush
11. Habitat selection and speciation in Drosophila Peter A. Parsons
12. Problems in speciation in Chironomus oppositus Walker in southeastern Australia Jon Martin and B. T. O. Lee
13. Chromosome change and speciation in lizards Max King
14. Chromosomal tracing of evolution in a phylad of species related to Drosophila hawaiiensis Hampton L. Carson
15. Reproductive isolation: a critical review Murray J. Littlejohn
16. The maintenance of B chromosomes in Brachycome dichromosomatica S. Smith-White and C. R. Carter
17. Genetic aspects of ant evolution Ross H. Crozier
18. Chromosomal evolution and morphometric variability in the thlytokous insect Warramaba virgo (key) William R. Atchley
19. Speculations on the evolution of the insect storage proteins John A. Thomson
20. Evolution in jeopardy: the role of nature reserves O. H. Frankel


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