ISBN-10:
0521317932
ISBN-13:
9780521317931
Pub. Date:
03/28/2005
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution

The Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution

by Motoo Kimura
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ISBN-13: 9780521317931
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. From Lamarck to population genetics; 2. Overdevelopment of the synthetic theory and the proposal of the neutral theory; 3. The neutral mutation-random drift hypothesis as an evolutionary paradigm; 4. Molecular evolutionary rates contrasted with phenotypic evolutionary rates; 5. Some features of molecular evolution; 6. Definition, types and action of natural selection; 7. Molecular structure, selective constraint and the rate of evolution; 8. Population genetics at the molecular level; 9. Maintenance of genetic variability at the molecular level; 10. Summary and conclusion; References; Indexes.

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