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Evolutionary Genetics: From Molecules to Morphology

Evolutionary Genetics: From Molecules to Morphology

by Rama S. Singh, Costas B. Krimbas


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ISBN-13: 9780521100809
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/05/2009
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 724
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface Rama Singh and Costas Krimbas; Part A. Population Genetics: Problems, Foundations and Historical Perspectives: Introduction Costas Krimbas; 1. The problem of population genetics Richard Lewontin; The mathematical foundations of population genetics W. J. Ewens; 3. A natural historian's view of heterosis and related topics Bruce Wallace; 4. The molecular foundation of population genetics Rama Singh, Walter Eanes, Donal Hickey, Margaret Riley, Lynn King; Part B. Molecular Variation and Evolution: Introduction Marty Kreitman; 5. Population genetics and evolutionary genetics of codon bias Marty Kreitman and Marcos Antezana; 6. Gene conversion is a major determinant of genetic diversity at the DNA level Andrew Berry and Antonio Barbadilla; 7. Evidence for balancing, directional, and background selection in molecular evolution Steve Schaeffer and Montse Aguade; Part C. Selection and Genetic Polymorphisms: Introduction Phil Hedrick and Tim Prout; 8. Aspects of fitness Freddy Christiansen and Tim Prout; 9. Opposing selection Tim Prout; 10. Analysis of selection in laboratory and field populations Einar Arnason and Stuart Barker; 11. Genetics of complex polymorphisms: parasites and maintenance of the MHC variation Phil Hedrick and Timothy Kim; 12. The population biology of antibiotic resistance Bruce Levin; Part D. Linkage, Breeding Systems and Evolution: Introduction Ian Franklin; 13. The equilibrium theory of one and two locus systems Ian Franklin and Marty Feldman; 14. Inversion polymorphisms in Drosophila Costas Krimbas and Jeff Powell; 15. The evolution of breeding systems Marcy Uyenoyama; 16. The evolution of sex and recombination Donal Hickey; Part E. Quantitative Genetics and Phenotypic Evolution: Introduction Richard Frankham; 17. Quantitative genetics and phenotypic evolution Russell Lande; 18. Nature of quantitative genetic variation Richard Frankham and Kenneth Weber; 19. The maintenance of genetic variation in life history traits Brian Charlesworth and Kim Hughes; 20. Population genetics and life-history evolution Lloyd Demetrius; Part F. Gene Flow, Population Structure and Evolution: Introduction Monty Slatkin; 21. A coalescent view of the population structure Monty Slatkin; 22. Population genetics and evolution of animal mitochondrial DNA E. Zouros and David Rand; 23. Genetic structure and evolution in parthenogenetic animals Dave Parker and Monica Niklasson; 24. Genetic structure of prokaryotic populations Fred Cohan; Part G. Population genetics and speciation: Introduction Rama Singh; 25. Sexual selection in populations: the facts require a change in the genetic definition of the species Hampton Carson; 26. The role of selection in speciation Judith Masters; 27. The evolutionary genetics of speciation Jerry Coyne and Allen Orr; 28. Toward a unified theory of speciation Rama Singh; Part H. Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution: Introduction Subodh Jain; 29. From population genetics to evolutionary genetics: a view through the trees Joseph Felsenstein; 30. Attitudes to animal behaviour John Maynard Smith; 31. The evolution of social behaviour Deborah Gordon; 32. Population genetics and evolutionary ecology: a progress report Subodh Jain; Index.

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