Natural Hybridization and Evolution
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Natural Hybridation and Evolution includes data from numerous sources that support the paradigm of natural hybridization as an important evolutionary process. The review of these data results in a challenge of the dogma that is the explicit or implicit framework used by a large proportion of evolutionary biologists - that the process of natural hybridization is maladaptive and it is because it represents a violation of divergent evolution. In contrast, this book presents evidence of a significant role for natural hybridization in furthering adaptive evolution and evolutionary diversification in both plants and animals.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 155.2 x 233.4 x 16.5mm | 373.24g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195099753
  • 9780195099751
  • 1,985,022

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This is a book which will dispel many naive notions about hybridization and is a clear and interesting read. * Trends in Ecology & Evolution * Arnold has written a clearly structured and stimulating review of current research on hybrid zones - especially valuable for its summary of his work on the Louisiana Iris, which gives is probably the best study of natural selection on field hybrids. * N.H. Barton, University of Edinburgh, Genetical Research, Vol. 70, 1997 *show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Natural Hybridization: Definitions and History ; Chapter 2 Natural Hybridization and Species Concepts ; Chapter 3 Natural Hybridization: Frequency ; Chapter 4 Reproductive Parameters and Natural Hybridization ; Chapter 5 Natural Hybridization: Concepts and Theory ; Chapter 6 Natural Hybridization: Outcomes ; Chapter 7 Natural Hybridization: Emerging Patternsshow more

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