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Molecular Markers, Natural History and Evolution

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • John C. Avise
      Pages 3-15
    3. History of Molecular Phylogenetics

      • John C. Avise
      Pages 16-43
    4. Molecular Tools

      • John C. Avise
      Pages 44-91
    5. Interpretive Tools

      • John C. Avise
      Pages 92-138
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139
    2. Individuality and Parentage

      • John C. Avise
      Pages 141-189
    3. Kinship and Intraspecific Phylogeny

      • John C. Avise
      Pages 190-251
    4. Speciation and Hybridization

      • John C. Avise
      Pages 252-305
    5. Species Phylogenies and Macroevolution

      • John C. Avise
      Pages 306-360
    6. Conservation Genetics

      • John C. Avise
      Pages 361-398Open Access
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 399-511

About this book

Molecular approaches have opened new windows on a host of ecological and evolutionary disciplines, ranging from population genetics and behavioral ecology to conservation biology and systematics.
Molecular Markers, Natural History and Evolution summarizes the multi-faceted discoveries about organisms in nature that have stemmed from analyses of genetic markers provided by polymorphic proteins and DNAs. The first part of the book introduces rationales for the use of molecular markers, provides a history of molecular phylogenetics, and describes a wide variety of laboratory methods and interpretative tools in the field. The second and major portion of the book provides a cornucopia of biological applications for molecular markers, organized along a scale from micro-evolutionary topics (such as forensics, parentage, kinship, population structure, and intra-specific phylogeny) to macro-evolutionary themes (including species relationships and the deeper phylogenetic structure in the tree of life). Unlike most prior books in molecular evolution, the focus is on organismal natural history and evolution, with the macromolecules being the means rather than the ends of scientific inquiry. Written as an intellectual stimulus for the advanced undergraduate, graduate student, or the practicing biologist desiring a wellspring of research ideas at the interface of molecular and organismal biology, this book presents material in a manner that is both technically straightforward, yet rich with concepts and with empirical examples from the world of nature.

Keywords

  • DNA
  • Phylogenie
  • Protein
  • evolution
  • genes
  • macromolecules
  • molecular evolution
  • phylogeny
  • proteins

Reviews

`...a splendid and timely overview of the impact of molecular techniques on traditional biology.'
New Scientist

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Molecular Markers, Natural History and Evolution

  • Authors: John C. Avise

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-2381-9

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Chapman & Hall 1994

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-412-03771-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-0-412-03781-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4615-2381-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 511

  • Topics: Evolutionary Biology, Zoology, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry

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Softcover Book
USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 379.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)