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Academic & Professional Books  Evolutionary Biology  Evolution

Natural Hybridization and Evolution

By: Michael L Arnold
215 pages, Figs, tabs
Natural Hybridization and Evolution
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  • Natural Hybridization and Evolution ISBN: 9780195099751 Paperback Apr 1997 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
  • Natural Hybridization and Evolution ISBN: 9780195099744 Hardback Dec 1997 Out of Print #64370
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Examines the role of crosses between genetically divergent individuals as a creative force in organismal evolution. Instead of concentrating on natural hybridization as a tool for defining barriers to gene exchange, this text encourages the examination of these barriers to facilitate genotype predictions.


Chapter 1 Natural Hybridization: Definitions and History. Chapter 2 Natural Hybridization and Species Concepts. Chapter 3 Natural Hybridization: Frequency. Chapter 4 Reproductive Parameters and Natural Hybridization. Chapter 5 Natural Hybridization: Concepts and Theory. Chapter 6 Natural Hybridization: Outcomes. Chapter 7 Natural Hybridization: Emerging Patterns

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By: Michael L Arnold
215 pages, Figs, tabs
Media reviews

"This is a fascinating book, challenging a number of preconceptions and adding yet another mechanism for non-gradualist evolutionary processes. . . . it is absorbing and authoritative, with many novel thoughts for anyone interested in evolutionary processes."--The Biologist
"An excellent addition to the Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution. . .readers are almost assured of an opportunity to reconsider the latest published evidence in an engaging synthesis of this topic."--Plant Science Bulletin
"Through a discussion of numerous intriguing studies, this book makes multifaceted case for the importance of hybridization. It also highlights the biases, misconceptions, and misinterpretations that might lead to an underestimate of the evolutionary importance of hybridization. . . .A convincing well-crafted testament to the importance of hybridization in evolution. The reader will be enlightened."--Science
"Comprehensive. . .thoroughly documented and illustrated with case studie
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