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Evolutionary Biology: Genome Evolution, Speciation, Coevolution and Origin of Life

  • Offers an up-to-date overview of recent findings in the field
  • Written by experts
  • Richly illustrated

By: Pierre Pontarotti(Editor)

487 pages, 59 colour & 25 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Jul 2014 | #215728 | ISBN-13: 9783319076225
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Evolutionary Biology: Genome Evolution, Speciation, Coevolution and Origin of Life includes the most essential contributions presented at the 17th Evolutionary Biology Meeting in Marseille, which took place in September 2013. It consists of 18 chapters organized according to the following categories:
- Molecular and Genome Evolution
- Phylogeography of Speciation and Coevolution
- Exobiology and Origin of Life

The aims of the annual meetings in Marseille, which bring together leading evolutionary biologists and other scientists using evolutionary biology concepts, e.g. for medical research, are to promote the exchange of ideas and to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations. Offering an overview of the latest findings in the field of evolutionary biology, this book represents an invaluable source of information for scientists, teachers and advanced students.


Part I: Molecular and Genome Evolution

1 Comparative biochemistry and evolution of milk oligosaccharides of monotremes, marsupials and eutherians

Tadasu Urashima, Michael Messer, Olav T. Oftedal

2 Genomics-based Insights into the Evolution of Secondary Metabolite Biosynthesis in Actinomycete Bacteria

Sergey B. Zotchev

3 A preliminary transcriptomic study of galaxiid fishes reveals a larval glycoprotein gene under strong positive selection.

Graham P. Wallis, Lise J. Wallis

4 Land bridge calibration of rates of molecular evolution in a widespread rodent

JS Herman, J Paupério, PC Alves, JB Searle

5 Polyploid speciation and genome evolution: Lessons from recent allopolyploids.

Malika L. Ainouche and Jonathan F. Wendel

6 Evolutionary divergence in human versus mouse innate immune gene regulation and function

Ronan Kapetanovic, Juliana K. Ariffin, Matthew J. Sweet

7 Evolutionary Genomics of Miniature Inverted-repeat Transposable Elements (MITEs) in Plants

Jiongjiong Chen, Qun Hu, Chen Lu, Hanhui Kuang

8 Horizontal Gene Transfer and the role of Restriction-Modification Systems in bacterial population dynamics

George Vernikos, Duccio Medini

9 Quartet partitioning reveals hybrid origins of the Vertebrate

Michael Syvanen, Bryan Ericksen, Simone Linz, Jonathan Ducore

10 Evidence for ancient horizontal gene acquisitions in bdelloid rotifers of the genus Adineta

Boris Hespeels, Jean-François Flot, Alessandro Derzelle and Karine Van Doninck


Part II: Phylogeography, Speciation and Coevolution

11 Evolutionary history of maternal plant-manipulation and larval feeding behaviours in Attelabidae (Coleoptera; Curculionoidea) and evolution of plant-basal weevil interaction.

Chisato Kobayashi, Yudai Okuyama, Kazuhide Kawazoe, Masakado Kawata, and Makoto Kato

12 Microevolution of Insect-Bacterial Mutualists: A Population Genomics Perspective

Amanda M. V. Brown

13 Why did terrestrial insect diversity not increase during the angiosperm radiation?

Conrad Labandeira

14 The Evolution and Pollination of Oceanic Bellflowers (Campanulaceae)

Marisa Alarcón, Juan José Aldasoro, Cristina Roquet, Jens M. Olesen

15 In search of phylogeographic patterns in the northeastern Atlantic and adjacent seas

Sara M. Francisco, Joana I. Robalo, André Levy and Vítor C. Almada

16 The Evolutionary Space model to be used for the metagenomic analysis of molecular and adaptive evolution in the bacterial communities

Pershina EV, Dolnik AS, Tamazyan GS, Vyatkina KV, Porozov YB, Pinaev AG, Karimov SO, Provorov NA, Andronov EE

17 Topopatric Speciation: from simulations to theory

David M. Schneider


Part III: Exobiology and Origin of Life

18 A trip through chemical space: why life has evolved the chemistry that it has

William Bains.

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