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The Evolution of Population Biology

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Richard Lewontin, Richard Levins, Trudy Mackay, Daniel Hartl, Colin Meiklejohn, Cristian Castillo-Davis, Duccio Cavelieri, José Ranz, Jeffrey Townsend, Brian Golding, Rama Singh, Richard Morton, Freddy Christiansen, Bryan Clarke, John Gillespie, John Wakeley, Brian Charlesworth, Peter Taylor, Marcy Uyenoyama, Naoki Takebayashi, Ward Watt, Daniel Howard, Seth Britch, W. Evan Braswell, Jeremy Marshall, Daniel Lachaise, Pierre Capy, Marie-Louise Cariou, Dominique Joly, Francoise Lemeunier, Jean R. David, Philip Hedrick, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Paul Ewald, Gregory Cochran, Edward Holmes, Luigi Cavalli-Sforza, Will Provine
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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521112116

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  • This 2004 collection of essays deals with the foundation and historical development of population biology and its relationship to population genetics and population ecology on the one hand and to the rapidly growing fields of molecular quantitative genetics, genomics and bioinformatics on the other. Such an interdisciplinary treatment of population biology has never been attempted before. The volume is set in a historical context, but it has an up-to-date coverage of material in various related fields. The areas covered are the foundation of population biology, life history evolution and demography, density and frequency dependent selection, recent advances in quantitative genetics and bioinformatics, evolutionary case history of model organisms focusing on polymorphisms and selection, mating system evolution and evolution in the hybrid zones, and applied population biology including conservation, infectious diseases and human diversity. This is the third of three volumes published in honour of Richard Lewontin.

    • Forges a link between population genetics and population ecology
    • Reviews the use of molecular techniques in population genetics
    • Covers the application of population biology to agriculture, conservation and health
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    '… will become required reading on undergraduate and graduate reading lists, as well as for researchers active in the field.' Biologist

    '… an important milestone on the long way to major synthesis in our understanding of evolutionary population biology.' Folia Geobotanica

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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521112116
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Historical Foundations and Perspectives:
    1. Building a science of population biology Richard Lewontin
    2. Toward a population biology, still Richard Levins
    Part II. Genotypes to Phenotypes: New Genetic and Bioinformatic Advances:
    3. Genetic dissection of quantitative traits Trudy Mackay
    4. Gene expression profiling in evolutionary genetics Daniel Hartl, Colin Meiklejohn, Cristian Castillo-Davis, Duccio Cavelieri, José Ranz and Jeffrey Townsend
    5. Population biology and bioinformatics Brian Golding
    6. Beyond beanbag genetics: Wright's adaptive landscape, gene interaction networks and the evolution of new genetic systems Rama Singh and Richard Morton
    Part III. Phenotypes to Fitness: Genetics and Ecology of Populations:
    7. Density dependant selection Freddy Christiansen
    8. Non-synonymous polymorphisms and frequency-dependent selection Bryan Clarke
    9. Why k=4Nµs is silly John Gillespie
    10. Inferences about the structure and history of populations: Coalescents and intraspecific phylogeography John Wakeley
    11. The population genetics of life-history evolution Brian Charlesworth
    12. Gene-environment complexities: what is so interesting to measure and to model? Peter Taylor
    13. Genus-specific diversification of mating types Marcy Uyenoyama and Naoki Takebayashi
    Part III. Genes, Organisms and Environment: Evolutionary Case Studies:
    14. Adaptation, constraint, and neutrality: mechanistic case studies with butterflies and their general implications Ward Watt
    15. Evolution in hybrid zones Daniel Howard, Seth Britch, W. Evan Braswell and Jeremy Marshall
    16. Nine relatives from one African ancestor: Population biology and evolution of the Drosophila melanogaster subgroup species Daniel Lachaise, Pierre Capy, Marie-Louise Cariou, Dominique Joly, Francoise Lemeunier and Jean R. David
    Part IV. Applied Population Biology: Biodiversity and Food, Disease and Health:
    17. Conservation biology: where are we? Philip Hedrick
    18. The emergence of modern human mortality patterns Shripad Tuljapurkar
    19. Units of selection and the evolution of virulence Paul Ewald and Gregory Cochran
    20. Evolutionary genetics and emergence of RNA virus diseases Edward Holmes
    21. A scientific adventure: a fifty years study of human evolution Luigi Cavalli-Sforza
    22. Geneticists and the biology of race, 1900–24 Will Provine.

  • Editors

    Rama S. Singh, McMaster University, Ontario
    Rama Singh is Professor in the Department of Biology at McMaster University, Ontario.

    Marcy K. Uyenoyama, Duke University, North Carolina
    Marcy Uyenoyama is Professor in the Department of Biology at Duke University, North Carolina.

    Contributors

    Richard Lewontin, Richard Levins, Trudy Mackay, Daniel Hartl, Colin Meiklejohn, Cristian Castillo-Davis, Duccio Cavelieri, José Ranz, Jeffrey Townsend, Brian Golding, Rama Singh, Richard Morton, Freddy Christiansen, Bryan Clarke, John Gillespie, John Wakeley, Brian Charlesworth, Peter Taylor, Marcy Uyenoyama, Naoki Takebayashi, Ward Watt, Daniel Howard, Seth Britch, W. Evan Braswell, Jeremy Marshall, Daniel Lachaise, Pierre Capy, Marie-Louise Cariou, Dominique Joly, Francoise Lemeunier, Jean R. David, Philip Hedrick, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Paul Ewald, Gregory Cochran, Edward Holmes, Luigi Cavalli-Sforza, Will Provine

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