Hecht, Max K., MacIntyre, Ross J., Clegg, Michael T. (Eds.)
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After volume 33, this book series was replaced by the journal "Evolutionary Biology." Please visit www.springer.com/11692 for further information.
Volume 30 brings readers up to date on the investigation of eminent evolutionary biologists and paleobiologists. Contributions explore such topics as
Adaptation in Drosophila and the role of cytochrome P450s
Population genetics and species conservation of the cheetah
assymetry in the mammalian skeleton
genetic diversity of marine fish
the phenomenon of industrial melanism
the variation in lizard cranal kinesis.
Other chapters focus on such issues as overdominance and its relation to higher mutation-rate estimates and the use of molecular clocks in determining the rate of nucleotide substitution in higher plants.
1. Overdominance: A Half Century Later; J.F. Crow. 2. The Molecular Basis of Adaptation in Drosophila: The Role of Cytochrome, P450s; J.C. Fogleman, et al. 3. Intersection of Population Genetics and Species Conservation: The Cheetah's Dilemma; S.J. O'Brien. 4. Molecular Clocks and Nucleotide Substitution Rates in Higher Plants; B.S. Gaut. 5. Germ Layers and the Germ Layer Theory Revisited: Primary and Secondary Germ Layers, Neural Crest as a Fourth Germ Layer, Homology, and Demise of the GermLayer Theory; B.K. Hall. 6. Fluctuating Asymmetry in the Mammalian Skeleton: Evolutionary and Developmental Implications; B. Hallgrimmson. 7. Genetic Diversity and Dispersal Capabilities in Marine Fish; S. Planes. 8. The `Classical' Explanation of Industrial Melanism: Assessing the Evidence; T.D. Sargent, et al. 9. Cranial Kinesis in Lizards: Variations, Uses, and Origins; E.N. Arnold. Index.