487 pages, 59 colour & 25 b/w illustrations
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?
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
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