Evolutionary Genetics

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Evolutionary Genetics

Concepts and Case Studies

By Charles W. Fox
Jason B. Wolf

Evolutionary genetics is an ever-expanding field that treats the fundamental processes of evolution, and so lies at the core of evolutionary biology. Professors Fox and Wolf have convinced many leading international authorities to join them in a comprehensive introduction to the many aspects of evolutionary genetics. Students should find the resulting collection an ideal entry into their studies of evolution."--Douglas J. Futuyma, Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York .

"After reviewing the contributions to this excellent volume, I conclude that it is time to rephrase Dobzhanksy's famous quote to say, 'Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of Evolutionary Genetics!'"--Gunter P. Wagner, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University .

"A comprehensive survey of the ideas in the field, by a group of authors that reads like a who's who in evolutionary genetics."--Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Evolutionary Ecology at State University of New York-Stony Brook, and the author of Phenotypic Plasticity: Beyond Nature and Nurture.

"This is a superb survey of the many diverse viewpoints and new developments in a rapidly blossoming field."--Stevan J. Arnold, Professor, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University .


PART I: Principles of Evolutionary Genetics
PART II: Molecular Evolution
PART III: From Genotype to Phenotype
PART IV: Quantitative Genetics and Selection
PART V: Genetics of Speciation
PART VI: Evolutionary Genetics in Action

About The Authors

Charles Fox is an evolutionary ecologist who uses quantitative genetic approaches to study evolution and adaptation of ecologically important traits. He has coedited two previous books for Oxford University Press, Maternal Effects as Adaptations (1998) and Evolutionary Ecology : Concepts and Case Studies (2001).

Jason Wolf is an evolutionary geneticist who integrates empirical and theoretical quantitative and population genetics to study the evolution of complex traits. He coedited Epistasis and the Evolutionary Process (2000).

Author: Charles W. Fox, Jason B. Wolf

ISBN: 0195687000

Pages: 608

Price: Rs.1295/-

Author Charles W. Fox & Jason B. Wolf
Publisher Ane
Page count 608

Categories: Biological Science

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