Genes and Evolution: Volume 119

Genes and Evolution: Volume 119

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Genes and Evolution, the latest volume in the Current Topics in Developmental Biology series, covers genes and evolution, with contributions from an international board of authors. The chapters provide a comprehensive set of reviews covering such topics as genes and plant domestication, gene networks, phenotypic loss in vertebrates, reproducible evolutionary changes, and epithelial tissue.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 412 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 750g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012417194X
  • 9780124171947
  • 2,132,534

Table of contents

1. The "Mendelian Gene" and the "Molecular Gene": Two Relevant Concepts of Genetic Units
Virginie Orgogozo, Alexandre E. Peluffo and Baptiste Morizot
2. The Genetic Basis of Pigmentation Differences Within and Between Drosophila Species
Jonathan Massey and Patricia J. Wittkopp
3. To have and to Hold: Selection for Seed and Fruit Retention During Crop Domestication
Lin-Feng Li and Kenneth M. Olsen
4. The Genetics Underlying Natural Variation in the Biotic Interactions of Arabidopsis Thaliana: The Challenges of Linking Evolutionary Genetics and Community Ecology
Fabrice Roux and Joy Bergelson
5. Behavioral Genetic Toolkits: Towards the Evolutionary Origins of Complex Phenotypes
Clare C. Rittschof and Gene E. Robinson
6. Identifying Co-Opted Networks and Causative Mutations in the Origin of Novel Complex Traits
Antonia Monteiro and Mainak Das Gupta
7. Looking Beyond the Genes: The Interplay between Signaling Pathways and Mechanics in the Shaping and Diversification of Epithelial Tissues
Severine Urdy, Nicolas Goudemand and Sophie Pantalacci
8. Phenotypic Evolution with and Beyond Genome Evolution
Marie-Anne Felix
9. Human Phenotypic Diversity: An Evolutionary Perspective
Patricia Balaresque and Turi E. King
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Review quote

"In conclusion, this book contains many useful reviews of the genetic basis of evolutionary change and some helpful conceptual discussions, but its suitability for a graduate reading course in evolutionary genetics is tempered by the lack of critical methodological, statistical, and population perspectives." --The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol.92, No. 4

Praise for the Series: "Outstanding both in variety and in the quality of its contributions." --Nature
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About Virginie Orgogozo

Institut Jacques Monod, Universite Paris Diderot Batiment Buffon, France
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