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Traits and Homology

James O. Mcinerney

in The Theory of Evolution: Principles, Concepts, and Assumptions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226671024
eISBN:
9780226671338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226671338.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Homology has been a contentious topic for discussion for almost 200 years and the debate is ongoing. In its simplest definition, homology means “descended from a common ancestor.” Because of genetic ... More


Genetic and Environmental Influences on Individual Differences in Language and Theory of Mind: Common or Distinct?

Claire Hughes

in Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195159912
eISBN:
9780199847150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159912.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents data from two twin studies conducted at two different times in development—3;6 years and 5;0 years. Both studies showed a strong correlation between general verbal ability and ... More


The major transitions in light of inclusive fitness theory

Andrew F. G. Bourke

in Principles of Social Evolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199231157
eISBN:
9780191774553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231157.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Major transitions involving different species or unrelated members of the same species (egalitarian transitions) are always cooperative, with both partners retaining the ability to reproduce. Only ... More


Emergence of the Eukaryotes: The Second Mystery in Cell Evolution

Franklin M. Harold

in In Search of Cell History: The Evolution of Life's Building Blocks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174143
eISBN:
9780226174310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174310.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The origin of eukaryotic cells is a mystery second only to the origin of life itself. The problem is that eukaryotes make up a distinctive clade, conspicuously different from prokaryotes, yet they ... More


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