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Rapidly evolving genes and genetic systems

Author: Rama S Singh; Jianping Xu, (Professor of Biology); Rob J Kulathinal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

Provides a comprehensive and topical overview of our current understanding of the rates of evolution in biological systems. It includes case studies that exemplify rapid evolution, and showcases the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rama S Singh; Jianping Xu, (Professor of Biology); Rob J Kulathinal
ISBN: 9780199642274 0199642273 9780199642281 0199642281
OCLC Number: 782988413
Description: xix, 288 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Theoretical perspectives on rapid evolutionary change / Sarah P. Otto --
Recombination reshuffles the genotypic deck, thus accelerating the rate of evolution / Mihai Albu, Amir R. Kermany, and Donal A. Hickey --
Heterogeneity in neutral divergence across genomic regions induced by sex-specific hybrid incompatibility / Seiji Kumagai and Marcy K. Uyenoyama --
Rapid evolution in experimental populations of major life forms / Jianping Xu --
Rapid evolution of low complexity sequences and single amino acid repeats across eukaryotes / Wilfried Haerty and G. Brian Golding --
Fast rates of evolution in bacteria due to horizontal gene transfer / Weilong Hao --
Rapid evolution of animal mitochondrial DNA / Xuhua Xia --
Rapid evolution of centromeres and centromeric/kinetochore proteins / Kevin C. Roach, Benjamin D. Ross, and Harmit S. Malik --
Rapid evolution via chimeric genes / Rebekah L. Rogers and Daniel L. Hartl --
Evolutionary interactions between sex chromosomes and autosomes / Manyuan Long, Maria D. Vibranovski, and Yong E. Zhang --
Evolutionary signatures in non-coding DNA / Dara G. Torgerson and Ryan D. Hernandez --
Evolution of sperm-egg interaction / Melody R. Palmer and Willie J. Swanson --
Rates of sea urchin bindin evolution / H.A. Lessios and Kirk S. Zigler --
Evolution of Drosophila seminal proteins and their networks / Alex Wong and Mariana F. Wolfner --
Evolutionary genomics of the sperm proteome / Timothy L. Karr and Steve Dorus --
Fast evolution of reproductive genes : when is selection sexual? / Alberto Civetta --
Rapid morphological, behavioral, and ecological evolution in Drosophila : comparisons between the endemic Hawaiian Drosophila and the cactophilic repleta species group / Patrick M. O'Grady and Therese Ann Markow --
Ancient yet fast : rapid evolution of mating genes and mating systems in fungi / Timothy Y. James --
Rapid evolution of innate immune response genes / Brian P. Lazzaro and Andrew G. Clark --
Rapid evolution of the plague pathogen / Ruifu Yang, Yujun Cui, and Dongsheng Zhou --
Evolution of human erythrocyte-specific genes involved in malaria susceptibility / Wen-Ya Ko, Felicia Gomez, and Sarah A. Tishkoff --
The rapid evolution of gene expression / Carlo G. Artieri --
Rate variation in the evolution of development : a phylogenetic perspective / Artyom Kopp --
Natural hybridization as a catalyst of rapid evolutionary change / Michael L. Arnold [and others] --
Rapid evolution of pollinator-mediated plant reproductive isolation / Annika M. Moe, Wendy L. Clement, and George D. Weiblen --
Sexual system genomics and speciation / Rob J. Kulathinal and Rama S. Singh.
Responsibility: edited by Rama S. Singh, Jianping Xu, and Rob J. Kulathinal.
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To the editors and authors credit, the book covers so much that there are many topics that will be eye-opening even to the most expert reader. Although the book is envisioned for readers with at Read more...

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