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Frogs, flies, and dandelions : speciation--the evolution of new species

Author: Menno Schilthuizen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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How do species split? Why? How long does it take for a new species to be born? What is species anyway? These questions are the focus of intense debate in biology and they are all tackled in this text.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schilthuizen, Menno.
Frogs, flies, and dandelions.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)647662626
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Menno Schilthuizen
ISBN: 0198503938 9780198503934 019850392X 9780198503927
OCLC Number: 46729094
Description: 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue; The Making of Species --
Sorting out Life What are Species Anyway? --
An Isolated Case? Geographical speciation --
Tight Spots The Magic of Small Populations --
Seductive Theories The Power of Sex --
Wham, Bam, Brand New Species On the Instant Origin of Species --
A Chronic Case of Rhagoletis The Birth of an Evolutionary Heresy --
A Freak Show? Apple Maggots are not Alone --
Ecotone--Speciation Prone? Kinks in the Environment Spawn Species --
Victoria's Blue Genes Sex in Sympatry --
Mystery? What Mystery?
Responsibility: Menno Schilthuizen.
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How do new animal and plant species come about? How quickly does it happen? The evolution of new species (speciation), is a central theme in evolution. This work uses academic debate to explore the  Read more...

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