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Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction

David A Liberles (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199299188
eISBN:
9780191714979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299188.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Ancestral sequence reconstruction is a technique of growing importance in molecular evolutionary biology and comparative genomics. As a powerful tool for testing evolutionary and ecological ... More


Symbiomics

Jan Sapp

in Genesis: The Evolution of Biology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156195
eISBN:
9780199790340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156195.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the concept of symbiosis. Although the bacteria living in our bodies have recently begun to attract some medical interest, for most of the 20th century symbiosis research had ... More


Animal phylogenetics

Alessandro Minelli

in Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198566205
eISBN:
9780191713866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566205.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The single main root of phylogenetics is Hennig's reformulation of the comparative method, but the empirical basis has increased enormously in recent years with the availability of an exponentially ... More


Conservation planning and priorities

Thomas Brooks

in Conservation Biology for All

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this chapter, Thomas Brooks charts the history, state, and prospects of conservation planning and prioritization in terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Conservation planning and prioritization are ... More


Ecological genomics

Jacob Höglund

in Evolutionary Conservation Genetics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214211
eISBN:
9780191706660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214211.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews advances in genomics and their applications to conservation genetics. Topics discussed include whole-genome sequencing (WGS), assembly and annotation of the massive amount of ... More


Molecular Evolution: A Statistical Approach

Ziheng Yang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199602605
eISBN:
9780191782251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602605.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book summarizes the statistical models and computational algorithms for comparative analysis of genetic sequence data in the fields of molecular evolution, molecular phylogenetics, and ... More


Bayesian methods

ZIHENG YANG

in Computational Molecular Evolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198567028
eISBN:
9780191728280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567028.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter provides a brief introduction to the theory and computation of Bayesian statistics and its applications to molecular evolution. It uses simple examples, such as distance estimation under ... More


Phylogenetic, ontogenetic, and functional development of the cerebral cortex

O.D. Creutzfeldt

in Cortex Cerebri: Performance, Structural and Functional Organisation of the Cortex

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523246
eISBN:
9780191724510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523246.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

All vertebrates have a structure corresponding to a cerebral cortex. It covers the subcortical regions of the telencephalon, hence the term pallidum cerebri. In reptiles and fish the homologue of the ... More


Signs, gestures, and signs

William C. Stokoe and Marc Marschark

in Gesture, Speech, and Sign

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524519
eISBN:
9780191689215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524519.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter intends to clear up several sources of confusion that have — or should have — surfaced at various points in this book about the relations among signs, gesture, and language. The chapter ... More


The Evolution of Agonism: The Triumph of Restraint in Nonhuman and Human Primates

Douglas P. Fry and Anna Szala

in War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199858996
eISBN:
9780199332687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858996.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter adopts an evolutionary perspective, placing human aggression in a phylogenetic context by considering the patterns of agonism not only in humans (focusing primarily on nomadic band ... More


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