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Reticulate Evolution: Symbiogenesis, Lateral Gene Transfer, Hybridization a…


Written for non-experts, this volume introduces the mechanisms that underlie reticulate evolution. Chapters are either accompanied with glossaries that explain new terminology or timelines that position pioneering scholars and their major discoveries in their historical contexts. The contributing authors outline the history and original context of discovery of symbiosis, symbiogenesis, lateral gene transfer, hybridization or divergence with gene flow and infectious heredity. By applying key…


Reticulate Evolution

Pub Date : 2015-07-09 | Author : Nathalie Gontier | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9783319163451
ISBN 13 : 3319163450

Written for non-experts, this volume introduces the mechanisms that underlie reticulate evolution. Chapters are either accompanied with glossaries that explain new terminology or t..


Macroevolution

Pub Date : 2015-02-13 | Author : Emanuele Serrelli | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9783319150451
ISBN 13 : 3319150456

This book is divided in two parts, the first of which shows how, beyond paleontology and systematics, macroevolutionary theories apply key insights from ecology and biogeography, d..


The Evolution Of Social Communication In Primates

Pub Date : 2014-05-23 | Author : Marco Pina | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9783319026695
ISBN 13 : 3319026690

How did social communication evolve in primates? In this volume, primatologists, linguists, anthropologists, cognitive scientists and philosophers of science systematically analyze..


Polyploidy And Genome Evolution

Pub Date : 2012-10-03 | Author : Pamela Soltis | Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN 10 : 9783642314421
ISBN 13 : 3642314422

Polyploidy – whole-genome duplication (WGD) – is a fundamental driver of biodiversity with significant consequences for genome structure, organization, and evolution. Once cons..


The Liberal Virus

Pub Date : 2004-05-01 | Author : Samir Amin | Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN 10 : 9781583671078
ISBN 13 : 1583671072

A critique of America's project to dominate the world through military force...


Evolution Of Life Histories

Pub Date : 1993-04-30 | Author : Derek Roff | Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN 10 : 0412023911
ISBN 13 : 9780412023910

There are many different types of organisms in the world: they differ in size, physiology, appearance, and life history. The challenge for evolutionary biology is to explain how su..


Adaptation In Metapopulations

Pub Date : 2016-05-02 | Author : Michael J. Wade | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226129730
ISBN 13 : 022612973X

Across the globe, populations of plants and animals live in clusters, but maintain a connectivity a population of populations. There are naturally occurring metapopulations, such a..


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