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An introduction to ecological genomics

Author: N M van Straalen; Dick Roelofs
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The genomics revolution has expanded from its origins in molecular biology to impact upon every discipline in the life sciences, including ecology. Several lines of ecological research can now be profitably addressed using genomics technology, including issues of nutrient cycling, population structure, life-history variation, trophic interaction, stress responses, and adaptation to environmental change. This new  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N M van Straalen; Dick Roelofs
ISBN: 9780199594689 0199594686 9780199594696 0199594694
OCLC Number: 751732354
Description: x, 363 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Ecological genomics and genome analysis --
2. Comparing genomes --
3. Structure and function in communities --
4. Life-history patterns --
5. Stress responses --
6. Variation and adaptation --
7. Integrative ecological genomics.
Responsibility: Nico M. van Straalen and Dick Roelofs.

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The genomics revolution has expanded from its origins in molecular biology to impact upon every discipline in the life sciences, including ecology. This new edition incorporates a balance of plant,  Read more...

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