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Genetics, paleontology, and macroevolution

Author: Jeffrey S Levinton
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This expanded and updated second edition offers a comprehensive look at macroevolution. From a Neodarwinian viewpoint, it integrates evolutionary processes at all levels to explain animal diversity.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey S Levinton
ISBN: 0521249333 9780521249331
OCLC Number: 15628870
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 637 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Macroevolution: the problem and the field : The process and the field of macroevolution ; The role of type in evolutionary concepts ; Macroevolution and the fall of Goldschmidt ; Macroevolution and paleontology ; The main points --
2. Genealogical research and systematics as a framework for the study of macroevolution : Systematics and macroevolutionary hypotheses ; Advantages of the genealogical approach ; Genealogical and systematic philosophies ; The evolutionist-phylogeneticist conflict ; The value of the fossil record ; The main points. 3. Genes and polymorphism : Introduction ; Gene structure and origin ; Phenotypes and genetic variation ; Natural selection and phenotypic variation ; Stochastic components of evolution ; Molecular polymorphism and evolution ; DNA sequence homogeneity: description and evolutionary mechanisms ; The main points --
4. Speciation and trans-specific evolution : Speciation: a mystery of product and process ; Intraspecific and interspecific variation ; Trans-specific stasis ; Speciation mechanisms ; Are new species accidents or adaptations? ; The species selection model ; The main points. 5. Development and evolution : Constraint and saltation ; Development, genes, and selection: components of the evolutionary ratchet ; The nature of development ; Organization, compartmentalization, and restriction in development ; Organizing regions, polarity, and pattern ; Developmental organization and macromutations ; Change of developmental programs: heterochrony and joint responses ; Ontogeny, phylogeny, and some evolutionary trends ; The main points --
6. The constructional and functional aspects of form : Performance of organisms ; The study of form ; Allometry and developmental constraint ; The main points. 7. Patterns of morphological change in fossil lineages : Introduction ; The stratigraphic record: how much do we have? ; Variability of the rate of evolution ; Testing for punctuated equilibria? ; Punctuation and two definitions of stasis ; Stasis ; Phyletic gradualism: the making of a strawman ; Taxonomic longevity and evolutionary rate ; The assembly of a complex bauplan ; The main points --
8. Patterns of diversity, origination, and extinction : Introduction ; The quality of the data ; The overall pattern ; Taxon longevity and Lyellian curves ; Taxonomic survivorship ; Stochastic models of appearance and taxon longevity ; Steady-state levels of taxon richness ; Biogeography, provinciality, diversity, and diversification ; Episodic turnover and extinction ; The main points --
9. Synthesis and prospect : Introduction ; The theory of commitment ; Punctuated equilibria and saltations: two blind alleys ; Organismic integration and character evolution ; The importance of hierarchies in the history of life ; Great die-offs and radiations ; The future- a research program for evolutionary biology ; Conclusion ; The main points.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Levinton.

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