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Tempo and mode in evolution : genetics and paleontology 50 years after Simpson

Author: Walter M Fitch; Francisco José Ayala; National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together the findings of experts in the study of evolution. This volume examines early cellular evolution, explores changes in the tempo of evolution between the Precambrian and Phanerozoic  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter M Fitch; Francisco José Ayala; National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
ISBN: 0309051916 9780309051910
OCLC Number: 31289664
Notes: "National Academy of Sciences."
Description: viii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Tempo, mode, the progenote, and the universal root / W. Ford Doolittle and James R. Brown --
Phylogeny from function : the origin of tRNA is in replication, not translation / Nancy Maizels and Alan M. Weiner --
Disparate rates, differing fates : tempo and mode of evolution changed from the Precambrian to the Phanerozoic / J. William Schopf --
Proterozoic and Early Cambrian protists : evidence for accelerating evolutionary tempo / Andrew H. Knoll --
Late Precambrian bilaterians : grades and clades / James W. Valentine --
The role of extinction in evolution / David M. Raup --
Tempo and mode in the macroevolutionary reconstruction of Darwinism / Stephen Jay Gould --
Morphological evolution through complex domains of fitness / Karl J. Niklas --
Tempo and mode in human evolution / Henry M. McHenry --
Molecular genetics of speciation and human origins / Francisco J. Ayala [and others] --
Rates and patterns of chloroplast DNA evolution / Michael T. Clegg [and others] --
The superoxide dismutase molecular clock revisited / Walter M. Fitch and Francisco J. Ayala --
Dynamics of adaptation and diversification : a 10,000 generation experiment with bacterial populations / Richard E. Lenski and Michael Travisano --
Explaining low levels of DNA sequence variation in regions of the Drosophila genome with low recombination rates / Richard R. Hudson --
The history of a genetic system / Aleksander Popadić and Wyatt W. Anderson --
Genome structure and evolution in Drosophila : applications of the framework P1 map / Daniel L. Hartl [and others].
Responsibility: Walter M. Fitch, Francisco J. Ayala, editors.

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