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Shrews, Chromosomes and Speciation

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Morphology and Molecules: New Paradigms in Evolutionary Bio

Jan Zima, Jeremy B. Searle, Nikolay A. Shchipanov, Sara Churchfield, Alina Mishta, Susan Thaw, Thomas A. White, Anna A. Bannikova, Nina S. Bulatova, Larisa S. Biltueva, Svetlana V. Pavlova, Natalia S. Zhdanova, Jan M. Wojcik, Pavel M. Borodin, Stanisław Fedyk, Włodzimierz Chętnicki, Anna A. Torgasheva, Glenn Yannic, Patrick Basset, Agnès Horn, Jacques Hausser, P. David Polly, Boris I. Sheftel, Natalia V. Moraleva
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  • Date Published: February 2019
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107011373

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  • The chromosome complement (karyotype) often differs between related mammalian species (including humans vs chimpanzees), such that evolutionary biologists muse whether chromosomal difference is a cause or a consequence of speciation. The common shrew is an excellent model to investigate this problem because of its many geographical races (potential species) differing chromosomally, and its several sibling species (recently speciated forms) that are also chromosomally different. This system is an exceptional opportunity to investigate the role of chromosomes in speciation and this volume reflects detailed research following these approaches. Highlights include the demonstration that chromosomal re-arrangements can be associated with complete loss of gene flow and thus speciation and that selection within species hybrid zones may lead to de-speciation rather than speciation. This book represents an extraordinarily detailed consideration of the role of chromosomes in speciation in one astonishing species, providing insights to those interested in mammalian diversity, chromosomal evolution and speciation.

    • Provides an exceptional knowledge and understanding of an aspect of genetic variation of a single species based on studies of wild populations
    • Features evaluation of the processes by which new species arise with focus on the roles of chromosomal rearrangements, hybridisation, hybrid zones and gene flow
    • Presents multidisciplinary analysis of chromosomes, genetics, phenotypes, phylogeography and the fossil record
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    • Date Published: February 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107011373
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 179 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.15kg
    • contains: 113 b/w illus. 23 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Milestones in common shrew chromosomal research Jan Zima and Jeremy B. Searle
    2. Introducing the common shrew Nikolay A. Shchipanov, Jan Zima and Sara Churchfield
    3. Morphology and genetics of the common shrew: general features Alina Mishta and Jeremy B. Searle
    4. Phylogeography Susan Thaw, Thomas A. White, Anna A. Bannikova and Jeremy B. Searle
    5. Chromosomal differentiation in the common shrew and related species Nina S. Bulatova, Larisa S. Biltueva, Svetlana V. Pavlova, Natalia S. Zhdanova and Jan Zima
    6. Phylogenetic relationships of chromosomal races Thomas A. White, Jan M. Wojcik and Jeremy B. Searle
    7. Meiosis and fertility associated with chromosomal heterozygosity Pavel M. Borodin, Stanisław Fedyk, Włodzimierz Chętnicki, Anna A. Torgasheva, Svetlana V. Pavlova and Jeremy B. Searle
    8. Chromosomal hybrid zones Stanisław Fedyk, Svetlana V. Pavlova, Włodzimierz Chętnicki and Jeremy B. Searle
    9. Gene flow between chromosomal races and species Glenn Yannic, Patrick Basset, Agnès Horn and Jacques Hausser
    10. Geometric morphometric tests for phenotypic divergence between chromosomal races P. David Polly and Jan M. Wojcik
    11. Is it really the chromosomes? Patrick Basset, Glenn Yannic and Jacques Hausser
    12. Further divergence: the role of ecology and behaviour Boris I. Sheftel, Natalia V. Moraleva and Jacques Hausser
    13. Climate, diversification and refugia in the common shrew: evidence from the fossil record P. David Polly
    14. Shrews, chromosomes and speciation Jeremy B. Searle, Jan Zima and P. David Polly.

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    Jeremy B. Searle, Cornell University, New York
    Jeremy B. Searle is a Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, New York. He has studied the evolutionary biology of small mammals, including research into colonisation history, speciation and chromosomal evolution. His Ph.D. was on the chromosomes of common shrew and he founded a series of meeting that met regularly for twenty-one years and stimulated much of the work in this book.

    P. David Polly, Indiana University
    P. David Polly is a vertebrate palaeontologist at Indiana University, Bloomington. He studies the evolution of mammals and other vertebrates in the fossil record, including trait-based studies of community response to environmental change, geometric morphometric analysis of evolution and morphology, phylogenetics, biogeography, and speciation on regional and continental geographic scales.

    Jan Zima, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
    Jan Zima is a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague and Professor of Zoology at the Department of Zoology, Univerzita Karlova, Prague. He has studied chromosomal variation in various species of mammals and other vertebrates, and has attempted to imply cytogenetic findings to biodiversity, systematic and phylogenetic issues.

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    Jan Zima, Jeremy B. Searle, Nikolay A. Shchipanov, Sara Churchfield, Alina Mishta, Susan Thaw, Thomas A. White, Anna A. Bannikova, Nina S. Bulatova, Larisa S. Biltueva, Svetlana V. Pavlova, Natalia S. Zhdanova, Jan M. Wojcik, Pavel M. Borodin, Stanisław Fedyk, Włodzimierz Chętnicki, Anna A. Torgasheva, Glenn Yannic, Patrick Basset, Agnès Horn, Jacques Hausser, P. David Polly, Boris I. Sheftel, Natalia V. Moraleva

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