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Evolution

Author: Nicholas H Barton
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Evolution is designed to serve as the primary text for undergraduate courses in evolution. It differs from currently available alternatives in containing more molecular biology than is traditionally the case.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Manuels d'enseignement supérieur
0 Gesamtdarstellung
Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas H Barton
ISBN: 9780879696849 0879696842
OCLC Number: 86090399
Description: xiv, 833 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: pt. 1. An overview of evolutionary biology --
The history of evolutionary biology: Evolution and genetics --
The origin of molecular biology --
Evidence for evolution --
pt. 2. The origin and diversification of life --
The origin of life --
The last universal common ancestor and the tree of life --
Diversification of bacteria and archaea. I: Phylogeny and biology --
Diversification of bacteria and archaea. II: Genetics and genomics --
The origin and diversification of eukaryotes --
Multicellularity and development --
Diversification of plants and animals --
Evolution of developmental programs --
pt. 3. Evolutionary processes --
Generation of variation by mutation and recombination --
Variation in DNA and proteins --
Variation in genetically complex traits --
Random genetic drift --
Population structure --
Selection on variation --
The interaction between selection and other forces --
Measuring selection --
Phenotypic evolution --
Conflict and cooperation --
Species and speciation --
Evolution of genetic systems --
Evolution of novelty --
pt. 4. Human evolution --
Human evolutionary history --
Current issues in human evolution --
Online chapters --
Phylogenetic reconstruction --
Models of evolution.
Responsibility: Nicholas H. Barton [and others].

Abstract:

Evolution is designed to serve as the primary text for undergraduate courses in evolution. It differs from currently available alternatives in containing more molecular biology than is traditionally the case.
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