Book 2009

Lost Sex

The Evolutionary Biology of Parthenogenesis


ISBN: 978-90-481-2769-6 (Print) 978-90-481-2770-2 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-19

    Asex and Evolution: A Very Large-Scale Overview

  3. Chapter

    Pages 21-46

    The Evolution of the Problem of Sex

  4. Chapter

    Pages 47-62

    Apomixis: Basics for Non-botanists

  5. Chapter

    Pages 63-74

    Cytology of Asexual Animals

  6. Chapter

    Pages 75-97

    A Graphical Approach to Lineage Selection Between Clonals and Sexuals

  7. Chapter

    Pages 99-131

    Geographical Parthenogenesis: General Purpose Genotypes and Frozen Niche Variation

  8. Chapter

    Pages 133-159

    Sex and the Red Queen

  9. Chapter

    Pages 161-186

    Geographical Parthenogenesis: Opportunities for Asexuality

  10. Chapter

    Pages 187-200

    The Elusive Clone – In Search of Its True Nature and Identity

  11. Chapter

    Pages 201-216

    Asexual Speciation

  12. Chapter

    Pages 217-240

    Darwinulid Ostracods: Ancient Asexual Scandals or Scandalous Gossip?

  13. Chapter

    Pages 241-257

    Parthenogenesis in Oribatid Mites (Acari, Oribatida): Evolution Without Sex

  14. Chapter

    Pages 259-279

    Bdelloid Rotifers: Progress in Understanding the Success of an Evolutionary Scandal

  15. Chapter

    Pages 281-294

    Sex Loss in Monogonont Rotifers

  16. Chapter

    Pages 295-316

    Cyclical Parthenogenesis in Daphnia: Sexual Versus Asexual Reproduction

  17. Chapter

    Pages 317-345

    Metasexual Stick Insects: Model Pathways to Losing Sex and Bringing It Back

  18. Chapter

    Pages 347-375

    Thelytoky in Hymenoptera with Venturia canescens and Leptopilina clavipes as Case Studies

  19. Chapter

    Pages 377-397

    Sex in Parthenogenetic Planarians: Phylogenetic Relic or Evolutionary Resurrection?

  20. Chapter

    Pages 399-432

    Sperm-Dependent Parthenogenesis and Hybridogenesis in Teleost Fishes

  21. Chapter

    Pages 433-446

    Masked Damage: Mutational Load in Hemiclonal Water Frogs

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