Evolutionary Biology: Mechanisms and Trends

  • Pierre Pontarotti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Great Names in Evolutionary Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Krishna Dronamraju
      Pages 3-19
  3. New Concepts in Evolutionary Biology

  4. Macroevolution: Mechanisms and Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Yingqing Lu, Lulu Xie, Ruijuan Zhang
      Pages 139-153
    3. Sergei N. Sheremet’ev, Yuri V. Gamalei
      Pages 189-212
  5. Genome Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Amanda D. Melin, Chihiro Hiramatsu, Linda M. Fedigan, Colleen M. Schaffner, Filippo Aureli, Shoji Kawamura
      Pages 225-241
    3. Tomoko Kaneko-Ishino, Fumitoshi Ishino
      Pages 265-281
    4. Joanna Ciomborowska, Magdalena Kubiak, Izabela Makałowska
      Pages 283-300
    5. Madhusudan Choudhary, Hyuk Cho, Anish Bavishi, Cheramie Trahan, Bat-Erdene Myagmarjav
      Pages 301-323
    6. Kyong-Cheul Park, Nam-Soo Kim
      Pages 325-341
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 357-364

About this book


The annual Evolutionary Biology Meetings in Marseilles serve to gather leading evolutionary biologists and other scientists using evolutionary biology concepts, e.g. for medical research. The aims of these meetings are to promote the exchange of ideas and to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations.

This book collects 19 selected contributions presented at the 15th meeting, which took place in September 2011. It starts with a description of the life and work of J.B.S. Haldane, a remarkable evolutionary biologist of the 20th century. The remaining chapters are grouped under the following three themes:

·       New Concepts in Evolutionary Biology

·       Macroevolution: Mechanisms and Trends

·       Genome Evolution

Offering an up-to-date overview of recent results in the field of evolutionary biology, this book is an invaluable source of information for scientists, teachers and advanced students.


J.B.S. Haldane evolution genome evolution macroevolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Pontarotti
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS UMR 6632, Labo. Evolution Biologique etUniversité d'Aix-MarseilleMarseille CX 03France

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