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Darwinian detectives : revealing the natural history of genes and genomes

Darwinian detectives : revealing the natural history of genes and genomes

Author: Norman A Johnson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Ideal for the general reader, 'Darwinian Detectives' explores how biologists use DNA information to address questions about the processes of evolution, and in particular natural selection.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Norman A., 1966-
Darwinian detectives.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006023079
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman A Johnson
ISBN: 9780198041894 0198041896 9780195306750 0195306759 9781435630536 143563053X
OCLC Number: 192175171
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 220 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The baby with the baboon heart: why evolution still matters --
Why intelligent design is not science --
Negative selection and the neutral theory of molecular evolution --
Detecting positive selection --
Balancing selection and disease --
Finding our roots: did "Eve" know "Adam"? --
Who were the neanderthals? --
Are we the third chimpanzee? --
What are the genetic differences that made us human? --
Clicks, genes, and languages --
Who let the dogs in? the domestication of animals and plants --
Size matters: toward understanding the natural history of genomes.
Responsibility: Norman A. Johnson.
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Biology is viewed as a bipartisan field, with molecular level genetics guiding us into the future and natural history chaining us to a scientific past. This work bridges this divide, revealing how  Read more...


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The book will provide useful information for people who want to know what molecular evolutionists are currently doing

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