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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
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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
(OCoLC)70660061
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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