Developmental Instability: Its Origins and Evolutionary Implications

Developmental Instability: Its Origins and Evolutionary Implications : Proceedings of the International Conference on Developmental Instability: Its Origins and Evolutionary Implications, Tempe, Arizona, 14-15 June 1993

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Developmental Instability: Its Origins and Evolutionary Implications is a collection of papers and transcribed discussions from a conference held in Tempe, Arizona in June 1993. The papers represent a wide range of contributions, from the empirical to the theoretical, and include methods for measuring developmental instability across a variety of taxa and traits. This volume presents contrasting views on how to assess developmental instability as well as on the relationship of instability to genotypic factors, environmental factors and the action of natural and sexual selection.
Readers will derive a working knowledge of the best way to assess developmental instability and will be able to design future work in an authoritative way.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 441 pages
  • 210 x 279 x 25.4mm | 1,338g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • New edition
  • Partly reprinted from GENETICA, 89:1-3
  • 67 Tables, black and white; VI, 441 p.
  • 0792326784
  • 9780792326786

Table of contents

Preface; T.A. Markow. Null alleles at two lactate dehydrogenase loci in rainbow trout are associated with decreased developmental stability; R.F. Leary, F.W. Allendorf, K.L. Knudsen. The genetic basis of developmental stability. I. Relationships between stability, heterozygosity and genomic coadaptation; G.M. Clarke. Does heterozygosity promote the symmetry of common white leg markings in the Arabian horse? C.M. Woolf. Associative overdominance: the joint effects of inbreeding and linkage disequilibrium; E. Zouros. Enzyme heterozygosity, metabolism, and development stability; J.B. Mitton. Modification of developmental instability and fitness: Malathion resistance in the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina; J.A. McKenzie, K. O'Farrell. Nonlinear growth dynamics and the origin of fluctuating asymmetry; J.M. Emlen, D.C. Freeman, J.H. Graham. Developmental stability in plants: Symmetries, stress and epigenesis; D.C. Freeman, J.H. Graham, J.M. Emlen. Antisymmetry, directional asymmetry and chaotic morphogenesis; J.H. Graham, D.C. Freeman, J.M. Emlen. Morphological integration of fluctuating asymmetry in the mouse mandible; L. Leamy. Relationship between fluctuating asymmetry, morphological modality and heterozygosity in an elderly Israeli population; G. Livshits, P.E. Smouse. Shaping intraspecific variation: development, ecology and the evolution of morphology and life history variation in tiger salamanders; J.P. Collins, K.E. Zerba, M.J. Sredl. Persistence of subtle departures from symmetry over multiple molts in individual brachyuran crabs: Relevance to developmental stability; A.K. Chippindale, A.R. Palmer. Bilateral variation and the evolutionary origin of macroscopic asymmetries; A.R. Palmer, C. Strobeck, A.K. Chippindale. Evolution, developmental instability and the theory of acquisition; J.A. Kieser. Appearance, fixation and stabilisation of environmentally induced phenotypic changes as a microevolutionary event; V.M. Zakharov. Parental age and developmental stability in Drosophila melanogaster; J. Wakefield, K. Harris, T.A. Markow. Developmental variability and the limits of adaptation: interactions with stress; P.A. Parsons. Parasites increase fluctuating asymmetry of male Drosophila nigrospiracula: implications for sexual selection; M. Polak. Fluctuating asymmetry and sexual selection; A.P. M ller, A. Pomiankowski. Developmental origins of variation in human hand preference; R.A. Yeo, S.W. Gangestad. Behavioral phenodeviance: a Lerneresque conjecture; T.A. Markow, I.I. Gottesman. Minor anomalies: diagnostic clues to aberrant human morphogenesis; H.E. Hoyne. Author index.
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