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Contemporary tools of molecular biology continue to open new areas of biological research and to provide important answers to classic problems. Zoological questions of mating strategies, physiological adaptation, genetic exchange between populations, cell lineages during development, and many others are now being powerfully addressed using tools from the molecular arsenal. This volume addresses the core concepts of these critical molecular techniques and provide specific instructions for their use.
Partial table of contents:; SYSTEMATICS, PHYLOGENY, AND DATABASES.; Biological Databases on the Internet (J. Blake & C. Bult).; Molecular Approaches and the Growth of Phylogenetic Biology (W. Maddison).; POPULATION STRUCTURE AND MOLECULAR MARKERS.; Macrospatial Genetic Structure and Speciation in Marine Taxa with High Dispersal Abilities (S. Palumbi).; Molecular Approaches to the Study of Marine Biological Invasions (J. Geller).; PCR--Based Cloning Across Large Taxonomic Distances and Polymorphism Detection: MHC as a Case Study (W. Potts).; CLASSIC PROBLEMS IN THE EVOLUTION OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.; Strategies for Cloning Developmental Genes Using Closely Related Species (B. Swalla).; Using Nematode Vulva Development to Model the Evolution of Developmental Systems (R. Sommer & P. Sterberg).; EVOLUTION IN VARIABLE ENVIRONMENTS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ADAPTATION.; A Molecular Approach to the Selectionist/Neutralist Controversy (D. Powers & P. Schulte).; The Role of P--450 Aromatase in Sex Determination of Protheria and Non--Mammalian Vertebrates (P. Jeyasuria, et al.).