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Speciation : natural processes, genetics and biodiversity

Author: Pawel Michalak
Publisher: New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2013]
Series: Science, evolution and creationism; Genetics--research and issues series.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Speciation.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pawel Michalak
ISBN: 1626184097 9781626184091
OCLC Number: 857110750
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 264 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: SPECIATION: NATURAL PROCESSES, GENETICS AND BIODIVERSITY; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Speciation in Diatoms: Patterns, Mechanisms, and Environmental Change; Abstract; Introduction; Phylogenetic Relationships; Reproduction in Diatoms; Studying Speciation in Diatoms; Patterns of Speciation in Diatoms; Reproductive Isolation; The Genetics of Reproductive Isolation; Diatoms: A Model System to Study the Consequences of Climatic Change on Speciation; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References. Chapter 2: Sympatric Speciation of Island Plants: The Natural Laboratory of Lord Howe IslandAbstract; Introduction; Lord Howe Island: A Model System for Studying Speciation; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3: Speciation of Arabian Gazelles; Abstract; Introduction; Major Clades of Gazelles; Extant Species of Smaller Gazelles; Parallel, Adaptive Speciation of Species Pairs; A Taxonomic Review of the Genus Gazella; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 4: Chromosome Plasticity, Adaptation and Speciation in Malaria Mosquitoes; Abstract; Introduction. 1. A Role of Chromosome Polymorphism in Ecological Adaptations of Malaria Mosquitoes2. Ecological Heterogeneity of Malaria Mosquitoes is a Major Challenge to Vector Control; 3. Chromosome Plasticity in Adaptation and Evolution of Malaria Mosquitoes; 4. Heterochromatin and Speciation in Malaria Mosquitoes; 5. Significance of High-Quality Genome Assemblies for Studying Mosquito Evolution; Conclusion; Acknowledgment; References; Chapter 5: Transcriptional Differentiation Across the Four Subspecies of Drosophila mojavensis; Abstract; Introduction; Analysis of Transcriptional Divergence. Ecological Divergence in the D. mojavensis TranscriptomeTranscriptional Divergence and Speciation; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 6: Evolution of Male Courtship Songs in the Drosophila buzzatii Species Cluster; Abstract; Introduction; Phylogeny of D. buzzatii Cluster Species; Host Cactus, Biogeography and Ecology of D. buzzatii Cluster Species; Description of Courtship Songs and Comparative Methods; Character Mapping Analysis of Courtship Song; Conclusion; Evolution of Courtship Songs; Acknowledgments; References. Chapter 7: Prezygotic Isolation in the Parasitoid Wasp Genus NasoniaAbstract; Introduction; Courtship and Mating Behaviour; Patterns of Mate Discrimination: No Choice Experiments; Choice Experiments: Implications of Male-male Competition; Genetics of Mate Discrimination; Other Traits Involved in Prezygotic Isolation; Reinforcement; Chemical Communication and Their Role in Species Discrimination; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 8: Where to Look for Speciation Genes When Divergence is Driven by Postmating, Prezygotic Isolation; Abstract; Introduction.
Series Title: Science, evolution and creationism; Genetics--research and issues series.
Responsibility: Pawel Michalak, editor.

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