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Clonality : the genetics, ecology, and evolution of sexual abstinence in vertebrate animals

Author: John C Avise
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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99.9% of vertebrate species reproduce sexually. This book describes the other 0.1%-the clonal reproducers. Asexual animals are inherently fascinating and also uniquely instructive about alternative  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Avise
ISBN: 9780195369670 019536967X
OCLC Number: 263294232
Description: pages cm
Contents: PREFACE; PART I. BACKGROUND: LIKE BEGETS LIKE; CLONALITY AT THE GENE LEVEL: DNA REPLICATION; CLONALITY AT THE GENOMIC LEVEL: MITOSIS; CLONALITY IN THE CELLULAR CYTOPLASM: MITOCHONDRIAL DNA; CLONALITY IN THE SEX CHROMOSOMES; CLONALITY ACROSS THE SOMATIC CELLS; SEX AT THE INTER-CHROMOSOMAL LEVEL: MEIOSIS, SYNGAMY, AND MENDELS LAWS; SEX AT THE INTRA-CHROMOSOMAL LEVEL: DNA RECOMBINATION VIA CROSSING OVER; RECOMBINATION VERSUS MUTATION AS SOURCES OF GENETIC VARIATION; THE PARADOX OF SEX; SEX AND DEATH; CELLULAR AUTONOMY AND IMMORTALITY; SYNOPSIS; SUMMARY OF PART I; PART II. UNISEXUAL CLONALITY IN NATURE; THE CAST OF PLAYERS; CELLULAR AND GENETIC MECHANISMS; EVOLUTION AND PHYLOGENY; COMPARATIVE ECOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY; THE CAST OF PLAYERS; CELLULAR AND GENETIC MECHANISMS; EVOLUTION AND PHYLOGENY; COMPARATIVE ECOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY; SUMMARY OF PART II; PART III. SEXUAL CLONALITY IN NATURE; THE CAST OF PLAYERS; GENETIC AND EMBRYOLOGICAL MECHANISMS; ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION; THE CAST OF PLAYERS; GENETIC AND REPRODUCTIVE MECHANISMS; EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY; SUMMARY OF PART III; PART IV. CLONALITY IN THE LABORATORY; GENE CLONING; WHOLE-INDIVIDUAL CLONING BY QUASI-NATURAL MECHANISMS; WHOLE-INDIVIDUAL CLONING BY MECHANISMS UNKNOWN IN NATURE; SUMMARY OF PART IV; EPILOGUE; GLOSSARY
Responsibility: John C. Avise ; animal illustrations by Trudy Nicholson.

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The concepts in Clonality are vividly and entertainingly conveyed. [A] highly entertaining and thought-provoking book from a master of the field of evolutionary genetics. * Trends in Ecology and Read more...

 
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