Experimental Evolution: Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments / Edition 1

Experimental Evolution: Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments / Edition 1

by Theodore Garland, Michael R. Rose
     
 


Experimental approaches to evolution provide indisputable evidence of evolution by directly observing the process at work. Experimental evolution deliberately duplicates evolutionary processes—forcing life histories to evolve, producing adaptations to stressful environmental conditions, and generating lineage splitting to create incipient species. This unique… See more details below

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Experimental approaches to evolution provide indisputable evidence of evolution by directly observing the process at work. Experimental evolution deliberately duplicates evolutionary processes—forcing life histories to evolve, producing adaptations to stressful environmental conditions, and generating lineage splitting to create incipient species. This unique volume summarizes studies in experimental evolution, outlining current techniques and applications, and presenting the field’s full range of research—from selection in the laboratory to the manipulation of populations in the wild. It provides work on such key biological problems as the evolution of Darwinian fitness, sexual reproduction, life history, athletic performance, and learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261808
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/03/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.56(d)

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