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The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems

David Shuker and Leigh Simmons (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199678020
eISBN:
9780191788987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678020.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems by Thornhill and Alcock was one of the key texts that helped define modern behavioural ecology. Published in 1983, it has had a huge impact in shaping ... More


The power of natural selection

Glenn-Peter Sætre and Mark Ravinet

in Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts, Analysis, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198830917
eISBN:
9780191868993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830917.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Adaptations are the products of natural selection—traits that evolved because they proved useful at some level. Often adaptations evolved because they enhanced the survival or reproductive output of ... More


Mitonuclear Ecology

Geoffrey E. Hill

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198818250
eISBN:
9780191859465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818250.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Eukaryotes were born of a chimeric union of two prokaryotes. The legacy of this fusion is organisms with both a nuclear and mitochondrial genome that must work in a coordinated fashion to enable ... More


Epilogue

Geoffrey E. Hill

in Mitonuclear Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198818250
eISBN:
9780191859465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818250.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Evolutionary ecology is at the precipice of a paradigm shift. For many years and through the early years of the 21st century, mitochondrial genomes were dismissed as unimportant to the evolution of ... More


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