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The dynamic genome : a Darwinian approach

Author: Antonio Fontdevila
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author's principle intention is to show that whilst genomics is revealing new and previously unanticipated mechanisms and sources of variability that must be incorporated into evolutionary theory, there is no reason to dismiss the role of natural selection as the mechanism that sorts out these potentialities.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Fontdevila
ISBN: 9780199541379 019954137X
OCLC Number: 753584407
Description: xii, 212 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: The dynamic genome: a general introduction --
The unity of type: ancient homologies in the genome --
The genome is mobile --
The horizontal genome --
Reconstructing Darwinism from Darwin to the genome via the modern synthesis.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: Antonio Fontdevila.
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