By John C. Avise

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics is a pithy, vigorous booklet occupying a different niche-the conceptual heritage of evolutionary genetics- no longer inhabited by means of the other on hand remedy. Written by way of a world-leading authority in evolutionary genetics, this paintings encapsulates and ranks 70 of the main major paradigm shifts in evolutionary biology and genetics through the century-and-a-half considering that Darwin and Mendel. The technological know-how of evolutionary genetics is important to all of biology, yet many scholars and different practitioners have little wisdom of its old roots and conceptual advancements. This ebook fills that wisdom hole in a thought-provoking and readable structure.

This attention-grabbing chronological trip alongside the numerous conceptual pathways to our glossy knowing of evolutionary and genetic ideas is an excellent springboard for discussions in undergraduate or graduate seminars in evolutionary biology and genetics. yet greater than that, an individual drawn to the historical past and philosophy of technological know-how will locate a lot of worth among its covers.

  • Provides a relative score of 70 seminal breakthroughs and paradigm shifts within the box of evolutionary biology and genetics
  • Modular structure allows prepared entry to every defined subject
  • Historical assessment of a box whose strategies are relevant to all of biology and correct to a huge viewers of biologists, technological know-how historians, and philosophers of science
  • Extensively cross-referenced with a consultant to landmark papers and books for every topic

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Sutton WS. The chromosomes of heredity. Biol Bull. 1903;4:231–251. 3. Wilson EB. The Cell in Development and Heredity 3rd edition New York, NY: Macmillan; 1925. 4. Lederberg J, McCray AT. ’Ome sweet ’omics: a genealogical treasury of words. The Scientist. 2001;15:8. 5. Crow EW, Crow JF. Walter Sutton and the chromosome theory of heredity. Genetics. 2002;160:1–4. Chapter 10 1905 Epistasis Genes act independently to influence organismal traits. Although Gregor Mendel studied some “dihybrid” crosses (those involving two genes) in his experiments on pea plants, the particular loci that he monitored proved to be independent in their effects on various of the plants’ phenotypes.

Non-genetic inheritance and evolution. In: Kampourakis K, ed. The Philosophy of Biology: A Companion for Educators. New York, NY: Springer; 2013;:267–287. Part I The First 50 Years (1859–1910): Laying the Foundations Outline Part I. The First 50 Years (1859–1910): Laying the Foundations Chapter 1 1859 Whose Handiwork? Chapter 2 1861 Spontaneous Generation Chapter 3 1865 The Nature of Heredity Chapter 4 1871 Pre-copulatory Sexual Selection Chapter 5 1875 Nature versus Nurture Chapter 6 1876 Biogeography Chapter 7 1889 Germ Plasm Chapter 8 1902 The Etiology of Disabilities Chapter 9 1902 Autosomes Chapter 10 1905 Epistasis Chapter 11 1908 Hardy-Weinberg Chapter 12 1909 Genotype versus Phenotype Chapter 13 1909 Non-Mendelian Inheritance Chapter 14 1910 Sex Chromosomes Part I.

2003 Functional Pseudogenes The Standard Paradigm The Conceptual Revolution References and Further Reading Chapter 69. 2004 Adaptive Speciation The Standard Paradigm The Conceptual Revolution References and Further Reading Chapter 70. 2010 Comparative Genomics The Standard Paradigm The Conceptual Revolution References and Further Reading Epilogue Glossary Index Copyright Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier 525 B Street, Suite 1800, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA 32 Jamestown Road, London NW1 7BY, UK 225 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA 02451, USA Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

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