Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

by Max K. Hecht
     
 

This volume continues bringing to readers the findings of eminent evol utionary biologists and paleobiologists. Among the topics discussed in this book are the origin of the dermal skeleton in conodont chordates , patterns of nucleotide substitution and codon usage in plasmid DNA e volution, a model to explain phenotype stability in functional systems , and

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This volume continues bringing to readers the findings of eminent evol utionary biologists and paleobiologists. Among the topics discussed in this book are the origin of the dermal skeleton in conodont chordates , patterns of nucleotide substitution and codon usage in plasmid DNA e volution, a model to explain phenotype stability in functional systems , and inter-island speciation of Hawaiian biota.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306422539
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
06/01/1986
Pages:
488

Table of Contents

The Conceptual Relationship of Ontogeny, Phylogeny, and Classification; O. Rieppel. History, Function, and Evolutionary Biology; N. Eldredge. The Use of Molecular and Biochemical Markers in Crop Evolution Studies; P. Gepts. Recent Advances in Correlation Studies of Spatial Patterns of Genetic Variation; B.K. Epperson. Evolution of Retroposons; P.L. Deininger, M.A. Batzer. The Evolution of Flower Display and Reward; D. Cohen, A. Shmida. The Origin of Mosasaurs as a Model of Macroevolutionary Patterns and Processes; M. deBraga, R.L. Carroll. A History of an Extinct Reptilion Clada Clade, the Choristodera; S.E. Evans, M.K. Hecht. Early Metazoan Evolution and the Meaning of its Fossil Record; J. Dzik. A Developmental Model for Evolution of the Vertebrate Exoskeleton and Teeth; M.M. Smith, B.K. Hall. Index.

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