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Evolution : components and mechanisms

Author: David Zeigler
Publisher: London, UK : Elsevier/AP, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Evolution: Components and Mechanisms introduces the many recent discoveries and insights that have added to the discipline of organic evolution, and combines them with the key topics needed to gain a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of evolution. Each chapter covers an important topic or factor pertinent to a modern understanding of evolutionary theory, allowing easy access to particular topics for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Zeigler
ISBN: 9780128003480 0128003480
OCLC Number: 871061532
Description: xv, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Evolution --
Natural selection --
Adaptation --
Competition --
Genetics basics & mutations --
Transposable elements, viruses, and genomes --
Horizontal gene transfer --
Neutral evolution --
Genetic drift --
Environment --
Development --
Symbiosis --
Speciation --
Micro- and macroevolution --
Homology --
Imperfection --
The fossil record and the history of life --
Contingency and evolution --
Opportunity --
Phylogeny : the tree of life --
Progress : purpose?
Responsibility: David Zeigler.

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"Evolution: Components and Mechanisms introduces the many recent discoveries and insights that have added to the discipline of organic evolution, and combines them with the key topics needed to gain a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of evolution. Each chapter covers an important topic or factor pertinent to a modern understanding of evolutionary theory, allowing easy access to particular topics for either study or review. Many chapters are cross-referenced. Modern evolutionary theory has expanded significantly within only the past two to three decades."--Page 4 of cover.

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