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Evolutionary Biology

Volume 19

  • Max K. Hecht
  • Bruce Wallace
  • Ghillean T. Prance

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

Evolutionary Biology, of which this is the nineteenth volume, continues to offer its readers a wide range of original articles, reviews, and com­ mentaries on evolution, in the broadest sense of that term. The topics of the reviews range from anthropology and behavior to molecular biology and systematics. In recent volumes, a broad spectrum of articles have appeared on such subjects as natural selection among replicating molecules in vitro, mate recognition and the reproductive behavior in Drosophila, evolution of the monocotyledons, species selection, and the communication net­ work made possible among even distantly related genera of bacteria by plasmids and other transposable elements. Articles such as these, often too long for standard journals, are the stuff of Evolutionary Biology. The editors continue to solicit manuscripts on an international scale in an effort to see that everyone of the many facets of biological evolution is covered. Manuscripts should be sent to anyone of the following: Max K. Hecht, Department of Biology, Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, New York 11367; Bruce Wallace, Department of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacks­ burg, Virginia 24061; Ghillian T. Prance, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York 10458. The Editors vII Contents 1. Discontinuous Processes in the Evolution of the Bacterial Genome ........................................ 1 Monica Riley Introduction ............................... ,........ 1 Internal Rearrangements ............................... 2 Large-Scale Internal Rearrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Small-Scale Rearrangements: Divergence of Duplicate Genes ......................................... 11 Interactions between Two Genomes ...................... 20 Transposons: Jumping Genes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 . . . . . . Plasmids: Incorporation into Genomic DNA. . . . . . . . . . .. . . 23 .

Keywords

Wallace behavior biology evolution evolutionary biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Max K. Hecht
    • 1
  • Bruce Wallace
    • 2
  • Ghillean T. Prance
    • 3
  1. 1.Queens College of the City University of New YorkFlushingUSA
  2. 2.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.New York Botanical GardenBronxUSA

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