2013

Evolutionary Biology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Mechanisms

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ISBN: 978-3-642-38211-6 (Print) 978-3-642-38212-3 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. History of Great Discoveries

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-17

      The First Experiments on Ascidian and Sea Urchin Eggs Fertilization

  3. Evolutionary Biology Concepts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-36

      Ontic Openness as Key Factor in the Evolution of Biological Systems

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      Pages 37-46

      Effects of Epistasis and Pleiotropy on Fitness Landscapes

  4. Exobiology and the Origin of Life

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47

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      Pages 49-60

      The Origin of Life, Evolution, and Functional Organization

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      Pages 61-79

      Interactions of Clay Minerals with RNA Components

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      Pages 81-94

      Bottom–Up Protocell Design: Gaining Insights in the Emergence of Complex Functions

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      Pages 95-108

      From Life to Exolife: The Interdependence of Astrobiology and Evolutionary Biology

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      Pages 109-123

      The Possible Roles of Water in the Prebiotic Chemical Evolution of DNA: An Approach by Single Molecule Studies

  5. Evolutionary Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-125

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      Pages 127-144

      Domain Architecture Evolution of Metazoan Proteins

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      Pages 145-164

      Of Trees and Bushes: Phylogenetic Networks as Tools to Detect, Visualize and Model Reticulate Evolution

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      Pages 165-179

      Horizontal Acquisition of Prokaryotic Genes for Eukaryote Functioning and Niche Adaptation

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      Pages 181-193

      Molecular Evolution of Disrupted Transfer RNA Genes and Their Introns in Archaea

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      Pages 195-215

      Memory of Temperature in the Seasonal Control of Flowering Time: An Unexplored Link Between Meteorology and Molecular Biology

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      Pages 217-229

      Current Approaches in Spatial Genetics

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      Pages 231-243

      Consequences of Segregation and Genetic Exchange on Adaptability in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF)

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      Pages 245-255

      Mitochondrial Genes, Sex Determination and Hermaphroditism in Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida)

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      Pages 257-267

      Variable Lymphocyte Receptors in Jawless Vertebrates: Illuminating the Origin and Early Evolution of Adaptive Immunity

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      Pages 269-280

      An Evo-Devo Perspective on Hybrid Infertility and Speciation

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      Pages 281-295

      Genetic and Molecular Dissection of Animal Decision-Making: A New Frontier for Genetic Analysis

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 297-300