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Selection in multicellular organisms

Graham Bell

in Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198569725
eISBN:
9780191717741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569725.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The development of multicellular organisms involves a balance between somatic and reproductive tissues. This chapter outlines how the action of selection is influenced by the age at which structures ... More


Integrating mechanistic and evolutionary analysis of life history variation

Christian Braendle, Andreas Heyland, and Thomas Flatt

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This introductory chapter provides a brief overview of life history theory and outlines empirical approaches towards understanding the evolution of life histories. It argues that in order to arrive ... More


Constructive Dynamical Systems

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The most interesting aspect of systems is their birth and formation because it brings novelty into the world. How does such creativity, or constructivity work its way? We start by discussing the ... More


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