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Clonality: The Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution of Sexual Abstinence in Vertebrate Animals

John C. Avise

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369670
eISBN:
9780199871063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369670.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

About 99.9% of vertebrate species reproduce sexually. This makes the exceptional 0.1%—the asexual or clonal reproducers—fascinating in their own right, and also uniquely instructive about the ... More


Integrating Genomics into Evolutionary Theory

Gregory A. Wray

in Evolution—the Extended Synthesis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513678
eISBN:
9780262315142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513678.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter characterizes the consequences of a shift of focus from individual genes to gene networks. It describes some of the opportunities and challenges that the genomic era brings to ... More


Changes in Quantitative Traits Over Time

Bruce Walsh and Michael Lynch

in Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198830870
eISBN:
9780191868986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830870.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Quantitative traits—be they morphological or physiological characters, aspects of behavior, or genome-level features such as the amount of RNA or protein expression for a specific gene—usually show ... More


Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Eileen Lacey (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book combines a series of research papers with more informal recollections of James L. Patton, who served as Curator of Mammals in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and as Professor of ... More


Prokaryotic Epigenetic Inheritance and Its Role in Evolutionary Genetics

Luisa Hirschbein

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0037
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines epigenetic inheritance in prokaryotes and its role in evolutionary genetics. It first characterizes epigenetic variations in prokaryotic biology and discusses the mechanisms of ... More


Evolution of human erythrocyte-specific genes involved in malaria susceptibility

Wen-Ya Ko, Felicia Gomez, and Sarah A. Tishkoff

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642274
eISBN:
9780191774751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642274.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

During the course of the evolutionary battle between humans and malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites, rapid protein evolution has been identified in several erythrocyte-surface receptors to evade ... More


Genes on the wing: colour pattern genetics

Chris D. Jiggins

in The Ecology and Evolution of Heliconius Butterflies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199566570
eISBN:
9780191833922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566570.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Heliconius wing patterns have been the focus of evolutionary genetic analysis for many years. Early genetic studies characterized a large number of Mendelian loci with large effects on wing pattern ... More


The Bantu Expansion: Some facts and fiction

Koen Bostoen

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Bantu Expansion, the foremost linguistic, cultural, and demographic event in Late Holocene Africa, has sparked a fervent interdisciplinary debate, especially regarding its driving forces. As is ... More


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