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Darwin’s molecule: Evolutionary insights into mechanisms of biochemical adaptation and protein evolution

Jay F. Storz

in Hemoglobin: Insights into protein structure, function, and evolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198810681
eISBN:
9780191847929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810681.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Chapter 9 discusses conceptual issues in protein evolution and provides a synthesis of lessons learned from studies of hemoglobin function. Using hemoglobin as a model molecule, we can exploit an ... More


The revolt of the clay

Arlin Stoltzfus

in Mutation, Randomness, and Evolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198844457
eISBN:
9780191880063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844457.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Chapter 9 presents an empirical case for the importance of mutational biases, based on studies of adaptation traced to the molecular level. Where Chapter 8 identified a variational cause of bias that ... More


Introduction: a curious disconnect

Arlin Stoltzfus

in Mutation, Randomness, and Evolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198844457
eISBN:
9780191880063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844457.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Chapter 1 begins with a synopsis of the central argument concerning models of evolution (and theories of causation) that incorporate a mutational introduction process, using a study of laboratory ... More


Mutation, Randomness, and Evolution

Arlin Stoltzfus

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198844457
eISBN:
9780191880063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844457.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Mutation, Randomness, and Evolution presents a new understanding of how the course of evolution may reflect biases in variation and unites key concerns of molecular and microbial evolution, evo-devo, ... More


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