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Evolutionary analysis

Author: Jon C Herron; Scott Freeman; Jason A Hodin; Brooks Erin Miner; Christian A Sidor
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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Enhanced by the most up-to-date information available, including a text-specific web-site, this book provides coverage of both microevolution and macroevolution through a variety of taxonomic groups. It focuses throughout on phylogenetic trees.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Leermiddelen (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon C Herron; Scott Freeman; Jason A Hodin; Brooks Erin Miner; Christian A Sidor
ISBN: 0321616677 9780321616678
OCLC Number: 859267755
Notes: Previous edition: 2007.
Description: xiii, 850 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Part 1. Introduction --
A case for evolutionary thinking: understanding HIV --
Pattern of evolution --
Evolution by natural selection --
Estimating evolutionary trees --
Part 2. Mechanisms of evolutionary change --
Variation among individuals --
Mendelian genetics in populations I: selection and mutation --
Mendalian genetics in populations II: migration, drift, and nonrandom mating --
Evolution at multiple loci: linkage and sex --
Evolution at multiple loci: quantitative genetics --
Part 3. Adaptation --
Studying adaptation: evolutionary analysis of form and function --
Sexual selection --
Evolution of social behavior --
Aging and other life-history characters --
Evolution and human health --
Genome evolution and the molecular basis of adaptation --
Part 4. History of life --
Mechanisms of speciation --
Origins of life and Precambrian evolution --
Evolution and the fossil record --
Development and evolution --
Human evolution.
Responsibility: Jon C. Herron, Scott Freeman ; with contributions by Jason Hodin, Brooks Miner, Christian Sidor.

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Enhanced by the most up-to-date information available, including a text-specific web-site, this book provides coverage of both microevolution and macroevolution through a variety of taxonomic groups. It focuses throughout on phylogenetic trees.

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