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Evolution: From Molecules to Ecosystems


Edited By: Andrés Moya and Enrique Font

333 pages, Illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Feb 2004 | #144189 | ISBN: 019851543X
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Hardback | Mar 2004 | #83808 | ISBN: 0198515421
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Addresses many issues in the study of evolution where important advances have recently taken place and provides a sampler of the diversity of questions and research approaches that constitute the modern study of evolution.

The strength of this volume lies in the diversity of topics that it covers. The individual chapters are balanced discussing general ideas and theory at a level that is accessible to graduates and advanced undergraduates ... The book is easy to read and one can start almost at any page. This is the kind of book that I would like to see in each lab and being made available to all graduate students. TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution


THE GENETIC MACHINERY OF EVOLUTION; 1. Near neutrality and its implications for evolution; 2. Inferring the action of natural selection from DNA sequence comparisons: data from Drosophila; 3. Rates and effects of deleterious mutations and their evolutionary consequences; 4. Gene duplication and evolution; 5. The evolution of gene regulation: approaches and implications; 6. Genomics and evolution: the path ahead; MOLECULAR VARIATION AND EVOLUTION; 7. The evolution of virulence in AIDS viruses; 8. Evolution and population structure of parasitic protozoa: the Plasmodium model; 9. The evolution of endosymbiosis in insects; THE ECOLOGICAL AND BIOGEOGRAPHIC CONTEXT OF EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE; 10. Evolutionary ecology: natural selection in freshwater systems; 11. Evolutionary and ecological genetics of cyclical parthenogens; 12. The timing of sex in cyclical parthenogenetic rotifers; 13. From ecosystems to molecules: cascading effects of habitat persistence on dispersal strategies and the genetic structure of populations; 14. Using molecules to understand the distribution of animal and plant diversity; SPECIATION AND MAJOR EVOLUTIONARY EVENTS; 15. Allopatric speciation: not so simple after all; 16. Introgression and hybrid speciation via transposition; 17. Cooperation and conflict during the unicellular-multicellular and prokaryotic-eukaryotic transitions; 18. Molecular evidence on the origin of and the phylogenetic relationships among the major groups of verebrates; 19. Mass extinctions and evolutionary radiations; BEHAVIOR, EVOLUTION AND HUMAN AFFAIRS; 20. Play: how evolution can explain the most mysterious behavior of all; 21. The evolutionary psychology of human physical attraction and attractiveness; 22. Genome views on human evolution; 23. Could there be a Darwinian account of human creativity?

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