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Evolutionary Biology

Series: Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 30

Hecht, Max K., MacIntyre, Ross J., Clegg, Michael T. (Eds.)

1998, XIV, 370 p.

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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
  • germ-layer theory
  • 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.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Adaptation - conservation - cytochrome P450 - evolution - evolutionary biology - genetics

Related subjects » Evolutionary & Developmental Biology - Human Genetics

Table of contents 

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.

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