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Reticulate evolution of disease vectors and diseases

Michael L. Arnold

in Reticulate Evolution and Humans: Origins and Ecology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199539581
eISBN:
9780191716225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539581.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A goal shared by this chapter with all the other parts of this book is to emphasize the ubiquity of reticulate evolution as an agent of genetic and evolutionary change. Another goal, unique to the ... More


Language

Mark Turner

in The Literary Mind

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126679
eISBN:
9780199853007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126679.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The final chapter expounds on the concept of language as it relates to the book's central assertion. The opening section provides a discussion on origins of language. The author refutes the ... More


Plasticity

Andrew P. Hendry

in Eco-evolutionary Dynamics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691145433
eISBN:
9781400883080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145433.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter details the nature of plasticity and how it can be studied, focusing in particular on the “reaction norm” approach. The subsequent key questions first evaluate whether or not plasticity ... More


Genetics of plant dispersal

Jocelyn C. Hall and Kathleen Donohue

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses fruit morphology and how it is extremely evolutionarily labile, exhibiting multiple origins of fleshy, dry dehiscent, and dry indehiscent fruit types. There are remarkable ... More


Landscape genetics of urban bird populations

Kathleen Semple Delaney

in Avian Urban Ecology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199661572
eISBN:
9780191810176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199661572.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Urbanization causes habitat fragmentation, leaving only small patches of land suitable for wildlife. In particular, many terrestrial species, including birds, may find it difficult to cross urban ... More


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