On Evolution

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JHU Press, 14 серп. 2007 р. - 186 стор.

John Avise is one of the most distinguished evolutionary biologists of our time. His groundbreaking work with mitochondrial DNA created the entire discipline of phylogeography and his work on the Pleistocene refugia hypothesis redirected scientific thinking about patterns of distribution. Spanning a remarkable thirty-five-year career, the essays gathered here were rewritten from his previously published articles and represent the first single-volume collection of Avise's work.

Moving through various questions in evolutionary biology, these eclectic essays reveal Avise's unique perspectives on major topics in the field. From how to define a species to the folly of faulty applications of cladistics to connections between conservation and evolutionary biology, On Evolution takes the reader on a personal journey into the mind of one of the world's leading evolutionists.

-- Danny Yee

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Genetic Differentiation during Speciation
1
An Ode to Electrophoresis
9
The Pocket Gopher
21
Gene Trees and Organismal Histories
29
Natures Family Archives
45
Molecular Clones within Organismal Clones
51
Aging Sexual Reproduction and DNA Repair
65
The Real Message from Biosphere 2
83
Cladists in Wonderland
103
A New Look at the Language of DNA
117
Genetic Mating Systems and Reproductive Natural Histories of Fishes
123
An American Naturalists Impressions on Australian Biodiversity
143
The Best and the Worst of Times for Evolutionary Biology
149
Models Metaphors and Machines
171
Evolutions Unanswered Questions
175
Source Articles
179

Conservation Genetics and Sea Turtles
87
The History and Purview of Phylogeography
95

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John C. Avise is a distinguished professor of ecology and evolution at the University of California, Irvine. He has served on editorial boards for fifteen scientific journals and was the president of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Genetic Association, and the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. He has published ten books, including Phylogeography: The History and Formation of Species; Molecular Markers, Natural History, and Evolution; and, most recently, Evolutionary Pathways in Nature: A Phylogenetic Approach.

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