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Evolutionary Genetics
From Molecules to Morphology

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Costas Krimbas, Richard Lewontin, W.J. Ewens, Bruce Wallace, Rama Singh, Walter Eanes, Donal Hickey, Margaret Riley, Lynn King, Marty Kreitman, Marcos Antezana, Andrew Berry, Antonio Barbadilla, Steve Schaeffer, Montse Aguade, Phil Hedrick, Tim Prout, Freddy Christiansen, Einar Arnason, Stuart Barker, Timothy Kim, Bruce Levin, Ian Franklin, Marty Feldman, Jeff Powell, Marcy Uyenoyama, Donal Hickey, Richard Frankham, Russell Lande, Kenneth Weber, Brian Charlesworth, Kim Hughes, Lloyd Demetrius, Monty Slatkin, E. Zouros, David Rand, Dave Parker, Monica Niklasson, Fred Cohan, Hampton Carson, Judith Masters, Jerry Coyne, Allen Orr, Subodh Jain, Joseph Felsenstein, John Maynard Smith, Deborah Gordon
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  • Date Published: March 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521571234

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  • Lewontin is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished evolutionary biologists of our time. He has contributed to science not only by his own work on evolutionary theory and molecular variation and by his influence on the many young scientists who have worked with him, but also by asking us to think about the relationships between the science we do and the world we do it in. This collection of essays is produced in honor of Lewontin's 65th birthday. This unique volume offers comprehensive coverage of modern evolutionary genetics from molecules to morphology by a group of star authors, including his students and colleagues. Sciences in general, and the life sciences in particular, need their own critic, and Lewontin has been an untiring critic of science and its relevance to society. This volume brings out the central role of evolutionary genetics in all aspects of its connection to evolutionary biology and is a must for all graduate students and researchers in evolutionary biology.

    • Written in honour of Richard Lewontin, one of the most distinguished population geneticists of our time
    • Gives a historical perspective of each subject and provides the most up-to-date material
    • Comprehensive coverage of modern evolutionary genetics by a list of star authors
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    "Indeed, the 32 articles that constitute this volume cover just about everything within the field of microevolution and, at least in this sense, the volume lives up to the high expectations. It can be recommended both to professional microevolutionists and to biologists who know little about microevolution, but want a serious introduction to this field. The Chetverikov-Dobzhansky paradigm has been and still is extremely successful and certainly will be a part of the foundation of new evolutionary biology, whatever shape it takes. Evolutionary Genetics does justice to this paradigm and should be recommended to anyone who wants to understand it."

    "As his former students and colleagues are proud to point out, Lewontin's mind has touched, imformed and in many cases, formed the way we teach, explain and do research in areas encompassing phenomena as varied as the reaction...His astounding breadth as an evolutionary biologist (and as a person) comes through loud and clear as one reads the 32 contributions in this collection." American Jrnl of Human Biology

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    • Date Published: March 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521571234
    • length: 724 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 167 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.16kg
    • contains: 71 b/w illus. 26 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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    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.

  • Editors

    Rama S. Singh, McMaster University, Ontario

    Costas B. Krimbas, University of Athens, Greece

    Contributors

    Costas Krimbas, Richard Lewontin, W.J. Ewens, Bruce Wallace, Rama Singh, Walter Eanes, Donal Hickey, Margaret Riley, Lynn King, Marty Kreitman, Marcos Antezana, Andrew Berry, Antonio Barbadilla, Steve Schaeffer, Montse Aguade, Phil Hedrick, Tim Prout, Freddy Christiansen, Einar Arnason, Stuart Barker, Timothy Kim, Bruce Levin, Ian Franklin, Marty Feldman, Jeff Powell, Marcy Uyenoyama, Donal Hickey, Richard Frankham, Russell Lande, Kenneth Weber, Brian Charlesworth, Kim Hughes, Lloyd Demetrius, Monty Slatkin, E. Zouros, David Rand, Dave Parker, Monica Niklasson, Fred Cohan, Hampton Carson, Judith Masters, Jerry Coyne, Allen Orr, Subodh Jain, Joseph Felsenstein, John Maynard Smith, Deborah Gordon

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