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Species Evolution: The Role of Chromosome Change
     

Species Evolution: The Role of Chromosome Change

by Max King
 

ISBN-10: 0521484545

ISBN-13: 9780521484541

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book reviews what species are and then investigates the factors involved in their evolution. It analyzes the most recent information gathered from studies on plant and animal populations. Particular emphasis is placed on evolutionary processes involved in speciation. The genetic mechanisms of speciation are examined at a series of different levels including

Overview

This book reviews what species are and then investigates the factors involved in their evolution. It analyzes the most recent information gathered from studies on plant and animal populations. Particular emphasis is placed on evolutionary processes involved in speciation. The genetic mechanisms of speciation are examined at a series of different levels including molecular, cellular and population studies, and particular emphasis is placed on the role of chromosomes in speciation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521484541
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The species - what's in a name?; 3. Speciation in allopatric populations; 4. The founder effect; 5. Chromosomal isolating mechanisms; 6. The fixation of rearrangements; 7. Fertility, viability and hybridity; 8. Genic change and chromosomal speciation; 9. Chromosomal speciation; 10. Molecular mechanisms and speciation; 11. Conclusions and perspectives; References; Index.

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