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Main Title Evolutionary Biology Concept, Modeling, and Application / [electronic resource] :
Author Pontarotti, Pierre.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2009
Call Number QH359-425
ISBN 9783642009525
Subjects Life sciences. ; Bioinformatics. ; Developmental biology. ; Evolution (Biology). ; Plant breeding. ; Animal genetics.
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Collation XXI, 398 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Concept and Knowledge -- Spontaneous Generation Revisited at the Molecular Level -- Minimal Cell Model to Understand Origin of Life and Evolution -- New Fossils and New Hope for the Origin of Angiosperms -- Vertebrate Evolution: The Strange Case of Gymnophionan Amphibians -- The Evolution of Morphogenetic Signalling in Social Amoebae -- On the Surprising Weakness of Pancreatic Beta-Cell Antioxidant Defences: An Evolutionary Perspective -- The Importance of Transpositions and Recombination to Genome Instability According hobo-Element Distribution Pattern in Completely Sequenced Genome of Drosophila melanogaster -- Long-Term Evolution of Histone Families: Old Notions and New Insights into Their Mechanisms of Diversification Across Eukaryotes -- Masculinization Events and Doubly Uniparental Inheritance of Mitochondrial DNA: A Model for Understanding the Evolutionary Dynamics of Gender-Associated mtDNA in Mussels -- Missing the Subcellular Target: A Mechanism of Eukaryotic Gene Evolution -- The Evolution of Functional Gene Clusters in Eukaryote Genomes -- Knowledge Standardization in Evolutionary Biology: The Comparative Data Analysis Ontology -- Modeling -- Large-Scale Analyses of Positive Selection Using Codon Models -- Molecular Coevolution and the Three-Dimensionality of Natural Selection -- The Evolutionary Constraints in Mutational Replacements -- Why Phylogenetic Trees are Often Quite Robust Against Lateral Transfers -- Applied Evolutionary Biology -- The Genome Sequence of Meloidogyne incognita Unveils Mechanisms of Adaptation to Plant-Parasitism in Metazoa -- Ecological Genomics of Nematode Community Interactions: Model and Non-model Approaches -- Comparative Evolutionary Histories of Fungal Chitinases -- Aging: Evolutionary Theory Meets Genomic Approaches -- Applications in Other Fields -- Galaxies and Cladistics -- Economics Pursuing the Mold of Evolutionary Biology: "Accident" and "Necessity" in the Quest to make Economics Scientific. Since 1997, scientists of different disciplines sharing a deep interest in concepts and knowledge related to evolutionary biology have held the annual Evolutionary Biology Meetings in Marseille in order to discuss their research and promote collaboration. Lately scientists especially focusing on applications have also joined the group. This book starts with the report of the "12th Evolutionary Biology Meeting", which gives a general idea of the meeting's epistemological stance. This is followed by 22 chapters, a selection of the most representative contributions, which are grouped under the following four themes: Part I Concepts and Knowledge - Part II Modelization - Part III Applied Evolutionary Biology - Part IV Applications in Other Fields -Part IV transcends the field of biology, presenting applications of evolutionary biology in economics and astronomy.