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Contributions of Population Origins and Gene Flow to the Diversity of Neutral and Malaria Selected Autosomal Genetic Loci of Pacific Island Populations

J. Koji Lum

in Population Genetics, Linguistics, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195300307
eISBN:
9780199790142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300307.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter simultaneously deals with the effects of differential selection and with population history. It reviews three studies of either neutral or malaria selected autosomal loci to illustrate ... More


Individual Fitness and the Measurement of Univariate Selection

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/9780198830870.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter examines various estimates of the fitness of an individual, focusing on statistical issues and potential sources of bias. With estimates of individual fitness in hand, one can then ... More


The Adaptive Landscape in Sexual Selection Research

Adam G. Jones, Nicholas L. Ratterman, and Kimberly A. Paczolt

in The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199595372
eISBN:
9780191774799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595372.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sexual selection has produced some of the most impressively bizarre traits in the natural world. This process is often studied from a behavioural standpoint, which is understandable given the central ... More


Devolution as an Opportunity to Test the Synergism Hypothesis and the Cybernetic Theory of Political Systems

Peter A. Corning

in Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116136
eISBN:
9780226116334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the concept of devolution and its relation with Synergism Hypothesis and the cybernetic political systems. It argues that devolution provides an opportunity for testing the ... More


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