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Race, Place, and Pathogens

Myles W. Jackson

in The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028660
eISBN:
9780262327190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028660.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The CCR5-Δ‎32 allele provides some of the most fascinating stories of the CCR5 gene. It became a focal point in the debate about allele frequencies and natural selection. Could those who are immune ... More


Phenotypic Variation in Natural Populations

Fred W. Allendorf, W. Chris Funk, Sally N. Aitken, Margaret Byrne, and Gordon Luikart

in Conservation and the Genomics of Populations

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198856566
eISBN:
9780191889912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856566.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Genetics is the study of the inheritance of differences among individuals. Genomic approaches now make it possible to better understand the genetic basis and adaptive significance of phenotypic ... More


The Molecular Farm

John Parrington

in Redesigning Life: How genome editing will transform the world

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198766834
eISBN:
9780191918957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766834.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Despite many inequalities in the world, it is a testament to human technology that modern agriculture is able to feed the 8 billion people on the planet. However, recently extreme weather patterns ... More


Plant behaviour: first intimations of self-organization

Anthony Trewavas

in Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Behaviours are the responses by organisms to environmental problems, whether these involve movement or not. These problems can be generalized and are uniform for most organisms; finding food, ... More


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