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Monographs in Evolutionary Biology

Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics of Drosophila

Editors: Barker, J.S.F., Starmer, William T., MacIntyre, Ross J. (Eds.)

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Ecological and evolutionary genetics span many disciplines and virtually all levels of biological investigation, from the genetic information itself to the principles governing the complex organization of living things. The ideas and informa­ tion generated by ecological and evolutionary genetics provide the substance for strong inferences on the origins, changes and patterns of structural and functional organization in bio­ logical communi ties. It is the coordination of these ideas and thoughts that will provide the answers to many fundamental questions in biology. There is no doubt that Drosophilids provide strong model systems amenable to experimental manipulation and useful for testing pertinent hypotheses in ecological and evolutionary genetics. The chapters in this volume represent efforts to use Drosophila species for such a purpose. The volume consists of a dedication to William B. Heed, followed by four major sections: Ecological Genetics, Habitat Selection, Biochemical Genetics and Molecular Evolution. Each section is introduced by a short statement, and each chapter has an independent summary. The chapters contain the sub­ stance of talks given at a joint Australia-US workshop held January 5-10, 1989 at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia. We are indebted to the Division of International Programs of the National Science Foundation (USA) and to the Science and Technology Collaboration Section of the Department of Industry, Technology and Commerce (Australia) for the provi­ sion of financial support under the US/Australia Science and Technology Agreement. Many people contributed to the preparation of this volume.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • William B. Heed: A Biography

    Fogleman, James C.

    Pages 1-14

  • Ecological Genetics: Introduction

    Barker, J. S. F. (et al.)

    Pages 15-16

  • The Ecological Genetics of Abnormal Abdomen in Drosophila mercatorum

    Templeton, Alan R. (et al.)

    Pages 17-35

  • Direction of Life History Evolution in Drosophila mojavensis

    Etges, William J.

    Pages 37-56

  • Fitness and Asymmetry Modification as an Evolutionary Process A Study in the Australian Sheep Blowfly, Lucilia cuprina and Drosophila melanogaster

    Mckenzie, John A. (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

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eBook $119.00
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Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4684-8770-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics of Drosophila
Editors
  • J.S.F. Barker
  • William T. Starmer
  • Ross J. MacIntyre
Series Title
Monographs in Evolutionary Biology
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-8768-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-8768-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-8770-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 524
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations
Topics