Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Ecological Genomics

Ecology and the Evolution of Genes and Genomes

Editors: Landry, Christian R, Aubin-Horth, Nadia (Eds.)

  • Most recent research in ecological genomics
  • Cutting edge technologies and approaches in evolutionary biology
  • Perspectives on the most important developments to come in the field
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Researchers in the field of ecological genomics aim to determine how a genome or a population of genomes interacts with its environment across ecological and evolutionary timescales. Ecological genomics is trans-disciplinary by nature. Ecologists have turned to genomics to be able to elucidate the mechanistic bases of the biodiversity their research tries to understand. Genomicists have turned to ecology in order to better explain the functional cellular and molecular variation they observed in their model organisms.

We provide an advanced-level book that covers this recent research and proposes future development for this field. A synthesis of the field of ecological genomics emerges from this volume. Ecological Genomics covers a wide array of organisms (microbes, plants and animals) in order to be able to identify central concepts that motivate and derive from recent investigations in different branches of the tree of life.

Ecological Genomics covers 3 fields of research that have most benefited from the recent technological and conceptual developments in the field of ecological genomics: the study of life-history evolution and its impact of genome architectures; the study of the genomic bases of phenotypic plasticity and the study of the genomic bases of adaptation and speciation.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Recent Advances in Ecological Genomics: From Phenotypic Plasticity to Convergent and Adaptive Evolution and Speciation

    Landry, Christian R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Trait Transitions in Explicit Ecological and Genomic Contexts: Plant Mating Systems as Case Studies

    Castric, Vincent (et al.)

    Pages 7-36

  • Revisiting Mortimer’s Genome Renewal Hypothesis: Heterozygosity, Homothallism, and the Potential for Adaptation in Yeast

    Magwene, Paul M.

    Pages 37-48

  • Ecological Genomics of Adaptation and Speciation in Fungi

    Leducq, Jean-Baptiste

    Pages 49-72

  • Integrating Phenotypic Plasticity Within an Ecological Genomics Framework: Recent Insights from the Genomics, Evolution, Ecology, and Fitness of Plasticity

    Morris, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 73-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological Genomics
Book Subtitle
Ecology and the Evolution of Genes and Genomes
Editors
  • Christian R Landry
  • Nadia Aubin-Horth
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
781
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7347-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7347-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7346-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0107-3
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 359
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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