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Using ancestral gene resurrection to unravel the evolution of protein function

Joseph W. Thornton and Jamie T. Bridgham

in Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199299188
eISBN:
9780191714979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299188.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews the use of ancestral gene resurrection to understand how the members of a biologically crucial gene family, the steroid hormone receptors, evolved their diverse and highly ... More


Sex and the Animal Brain

Melissa Hines

in Brain Gender

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195188363
eISBN:
9780199865246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188363.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This chapter discusses sex difference in the brain. Topics covered include sex differences in brain structure and neural ultrastructure, mechanisms of hormone action, sex differences in the cerebral ... More


Molecular basis of life history regulation in C. elegans and other organisms

Birgit Gerisch and Adam Antebi

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/9780199568765.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

All animals have evolved a remarkable ability to cope with environmental change. This phenotypic plasticity can lead to presumably adaptive, regulatory adjustments in all aspects of the life cycle – ... More


Hormone regulation and the evolution of frog metamorphic diversity

Daniel R. Buchholz, Christine L. Moskalik, Saurabh S. Kulkarni, Amy R. Hollar, and Allison Ng

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/9780199568765.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A vast body of work exists on the hormonal regulation of frog metamorphosis, and a non-intersecting set of literature describes the large diversity and evolution of frog reproductive modes. Uniting ... More


A Physiological View of Population Divergence: Comparing Hormone Production and Response Mechanisms

Christine M. Bergeon Burns and Kimberly A. Rosvall

in Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330778
eISBN:
9780226330808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330808.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Coordinated expression of multiple traits by a hormone can promote an integrated phenotype. Such phenotypic integration can be adaptive if the traits mediated by hormones are most adaptive when ... More


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