Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution / Edition 2

Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution / Edition 2

by Graham Bell
     
 

This book adopts a direct experimental approach to evolutionary questions, drawing predominantly from research on microbial systems. The focus is on processes and mechanisms, incorporating insights from remarkable recent advances in whole-genome sequencing, bioinformatics, environmental genomics, and developmental genetics. See more details below

Overview

This book adopts a direct experimental approach to evolutionary questions, drawing predominantly from research on microbial systems. The focus is on processes and mechanisms, incorporating insights from remarkable recent advances in whole-genome sequencing, bioinformatics, environmental genomics, and developmental genetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198569732
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

The second science

1 Simple selection 1

2 The genetic and ecological context of selection 20

3 Natural selection in closed asexual populations 55

4 Prometheus Unbound: releasing the constraints on natural selection 130

5 Selection in multicellular organisms 162

6 Artificial selection 186

7 Natural selection in open populations 222

8 Adaptive radiation: diversity and specialization 265

9 Autoselection: selfish genetic elements 308

10 Social selection 331

11 Co-evolution 380

12 Sexual selection 418

13 Speciation 462

14 Epitome 492

References 500

Index 547

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