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Essential readings in evolutionary biology

Author: Francisco José Ayala; John C Avise
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
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Traces scholarly thought from the nineteenth-century birth of evolutionary biology to the mapping of the human genome through forty-eight essays, arranged in chronological order, each preceded by a one-page essay that explains the significance of the chosen work.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco José Ayala; John C Avise
ISBN: 9781421413051 1421413051
OCLC Number: 854285705
Description: xiii, 547 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: On the origin of species by means of natural selection (excerpt) / C. Darwin (1859) --
The descent of man and selection in relation to sex (excerpt) / C. Darwin (1871) --
A new factor in evolution / J.M. Baldwin (1896) --
The incidence of alkaptonuria : a study in chemical individuality / A.E. Garrod (1902) --
Mendelian proportions in a mixed population / G.H. Hardy (1908) --
Sex limited inheritance in Drosophila / T.H. Morgan (1910) --
Artificial transmutation of the gene / H.J. Muller (1927) --
The genetical theory of natural selection : a review / S. Wright (1930) --
A critique of the species concept in biology / T. Dobzhansky (1935) --
Genetic control of biochemical reactions in Neurospora / G.W. Beadle and E.L. Tatum (1941) --
The species concept / G.G. Simpson (1951) --
Molecular structure of nucleic acids : a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid / J.D. Watson and F.H.C. Crick (1953) --
Hybridization as an evolutionary stimulus / E. Anderson and G.L. Stebbins (1954) --
An experimental study of interaction between genetic drift and natural selection / T. Dobzhansky and O. Pavlovsky (1957) --
An equilibrium theory of insular zoogeography / R.H. MacArthur and E.O. Wilson (1963) --
The genetical evolution of social behavior : 1 / W.D. Hamilton (1964) --
Butterflies and plants : a study in coevolution / P.R. Ehrlich and P.H. Raven (1964) --
A molecular approach to the study of genic heterozygosity in natural populations : 2. amount of variation and degree of heterozygosity in natural populations of Drosophila pseudoobscura / R.C. Lewontin and J.L. Hubby (1966) --
Construction of phylogenetic trees / W.M. Fitch and E. Margoliash (1967) --
Gene regulation for higher cells : a theory / R.J. Britten and E.H. Davidson (1969) --
Protein polymorphism as a phase of molecular evolution / M. Kimura and T. Ohta (1971) --
Punctuated equilibria : an alternative to phyletic gradualism / N. Eldredge and S.J. Gould (1972) --
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution / T. Dobzhansky (1973) --
The logic of animal conflict / J. Maynard Smith and G.R. Price (1973) --
Parent-offspring conflict / R.L. Trivers (1974) --
Evolution at two levels in humans and chimpanzees / M.-C. King and A.C. Wilson (1975) --
Evolution and tinkering / F. Jacob (1977) --
Phylogenetic structure of the prokaryotic domain : the primary kingdoms / C.R. Woese and G.E. Fox (1977) --
Mitochondrial DNA clones and matriarchal phylogeny within and among geographic populations of the pocket gopher, Geomys pinetis / J.C. Avise, C. Giblin-Davidson, J. Laerm, J.C. Patton, and R.A. Lansman (1979) --
The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm : a critique of the adaptationist programme / S.J. Gould and R.C. Lewontin (1979) --
Is a new evolutionary synthesis necessary? / G.L. Stebbins and F.J. Ayala (1981) --
Biological classification : toward a synthesis of opposing methodologies / E. Mayr (1981) --
Sexual selection, social competition, and speciation / M.J. West-Eberhard (1983) --
The significance of responses of the genome to challenge / B. McClintock (1984) --
On the virtues and pitfalls of the molecular evolutionary clock / F.J. Ayala (1986) --
Intraspecific phylogeography : the mitochondrial DNA bridge between population genetics and systematics / J.C. Avise, J. Arnold, R. Martin Ball, E. Bermingham, T. Lamb, J.E. Neigel, C.A. Reeb, and N.C. Saunders (1987) --
The evolution of sex and recombination / B. Charlesworth (1989) --
Experimental phylogenetics : generation of a known phylogeny / D.M. Hillis, J.J. Bull, M.E. White, M.R. Badgett, I.J. Molineux (1992) --
Gaia, nature worship and biocentric fallacies / G.C. Williams (1992) --
Homeotic genes and the evolution of arthropods and chordates / S.B. Carroll (1995) --
Transposable elements as sources of variation in animals and plants / M.G. Kidwell and D. Lisch (1997) --
The chimeric eukaryote : origin of the nucleus from the karyomastigont in amitochondriate protists / L. Margulis, M.F. Dolan, and R. Guerrero (2000) --
The evolutionary fate and consequences of duplicate genes / M. Lynch and J.S. Conery (2000) --
Ecology and the origin of species / D. Schluter (2001) --
Microbial minimalism : genome reduction in bacteria pathogens / N. Moran (2002) --
Unpredictable evolution in a 30-year study of Darwin's finches / P.R. Grant and B.R. Grant (2002) --
Genetics and the making of Homo sapiens / S.B. Carroll (2003) --
Evolution experiments with microorganisms : the dynamics and genetic bases of adaptation / S.F. Elena and R.E. Lenski (2003) --
Epilogue. Science and the public.
Responsibility: edited by Francisco J. Ayala and John C. Avise.

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