Evolutionary Genetics : Concepts and Case Studies

Evolutionary Genetics : Concepts and Case Studies

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Charles Fox and Jason Wolf have brought together leading researchers to produce a cutting-edge primer introducing readers to the major concepts in modern evolutionary genetics. This book spans the continuum of scale, from studies of DNA sequence evolution through proteins and development to multivariate phenotypic evolution, and the continuum of time, from ancient events that lead to current species diversity to the rapid evolution seen over relatively short time scales in experimental evolution studies. Chapters are accessible to an audience lacking extensive background in evolutionary genetics but also current and in-depth enough to be of value to established researchers in evolution biology.Historians also face a problem of selection a€” not natural selection, but the selection of which events to include in their narratives. ... history of the subject, such as those between Theodosius Dobzhansky and Sewall Wright, E. B. Ford and R. A. Fisher, ... array of evolutionary models and concepts (Lewontin 1981, 1991; Kohler 1991; Powell 1994; Gayon aamp; Veuille 2001). In this brief history, I will focus on the major controversies that have marked the history of evolutionary genetics in theanbsp;...

Title:Evolutionary Genetics : Concepts and Case Studies
Author: Lexington Charles W. Fox Department of Entomology University of Kentucky, Faculty of Life Sciences University of Manchester Jason B. Wolf Lecturer
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2006-04-04

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