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This treatment of molecular natural history and evolution addresses the many biological applications for molecular genetic markers from the perspectives of population biology, natural history, and organismal phylogeny.
This is the revised second edition published May 2004.
Part One Background
- history of molecular phylogenetics
- molecular tools
- interpretative tools
Part Two Applications
- individuality and parentage
- kinship and intraspecific phylogeny
- speciation and hybridization
- species phylogenies and macroevolution
- conservation genetics
John C. Avise is Professor of Genetics at the University of Georgia, USA. His educational background includes a B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Zoology from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis. His research centres on natural history, ecology, genetics and the evolution of animals in nature, primarily as revealed by molecular markers. He is currently President of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution and he has also served as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution and the American Genetic Association. He is an elected member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.