Evolutionary Biology of Transient Unstable Populations

Evolutionary Biology of Transient Unstable Populations

by Antonio Fontdevila (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989)

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ISBN-13: 9783642745270
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/13/2011
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
Pages: 293
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

A Founder, Colonizing and Bottleneck Populations.- A. 1. Theoretical Framework.- Phenotypically Plastic Characters in Isolated Populations.- Multivariate Morphometrics of Bottlenecked Populations.- Niche Overlaps and the Evolution of Competitive Interactions.- Marginal Populations in Competitive Guilds.- A. 2. Experimental.- Flush-Crash Experiments in Drosophila.- Founder Effects in Colonizing Populations: The Case of Drosophila buzzatii.- Mating Probability, Body Size and Inversion Polymorphism in a Colonizing Population of Drosophila buzzatii.- Colonization and Establishment of the Paleartic Species Drosophila subobscura in North and South America.- Short Range Genetic Variations and Alcoholic Resources in Drosophila melanogaster.- The Variance in Genetic Diversity Among Subpopulations is More Sensitive to Founder Effects and Bottlenecks Than is the Mean: A Case Study.- B Evolutionary Mechanisms.- B. 1. Molecular.- Mobile Genetic Elements and Quantitative Characters in Drosophila: Fast Heritable Changes Under Temperature Treatment.- The Potential Evolutionary Significance of Retroviral-like Transposable Elements in Peripheral Populations.- Paradoxes of Molecular Coevolution in the rDNA Multigene Family.- B. 2. Chromosomal.- Two Ways of Speciation.- Karyotypic Repatterning as one Triggering Factor in Cases of Explosive Speciation.

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