By Anna K. Naumova,Celia M.T. Greenwood
By Anna K. Naumova,Celia M.T. Greenwood
By Stephen Yazulla,Keith M. Studholme,Robert E. Marc,David Cameron
By Paul M Wassarman
By Manuel Marí-Beffa,Jennifer Knight
By Novartis Foundation
This booklet experiences and discusses our present knowing of the molecular genetic pathways of intercourse choice, with specific emphasis on vertebrates. It features comparisons with different modes of intercourse selection, attention of the biology of sexual improvement and dialogue of the evolution of sex-determining mechanisms.
By bringing jointly a global and interdisciplinary crew of specialists who examine many alternative features of the matter, the booklet highlights a lot new and fascinating paintings during this sector and serves to spot and stimulate promising new examine directions.
By Günter P. Wagner
Homology—a comparable trait shared by way of diverse species and derived from universal ancestry, comparable to a seal's fin and a bird’s wing—is the most primary but not easy techniques in evolutionary biology. This groundbreaking publication offers the 1st mechanistically established thought of what homology is and the way it arises in evolution.
Günter Wagner, one of many preeminent researchers within the box, argues that homology, or personality id, may be defined in the course of the old continuity of personality id networks—that is, the gene regulatory networks that allow differential gene expression. He indicates how personality identification is self sustaining of the shape and serve as of the nature itself as the related community can turn on assorted effector genes and hence keep watch over the improvement of other shapes, sizes, and traits of the nature. Demonstrating how this theoretical version promises a beginning for realizing the evolutionary starting place of novel characters, Wagner applies it to the beginning and evolution of particular structures, corresponding to telephone varieties; epidermis, hair, and feathers; limbs and digits; and flowers.
The first significant synthesis of homology to be released in many years, Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation unearths how a mechanistically dependent conception can function a unifying notion for any department of technology excited by the constitution and improvement of organisms, and the way it could aid clarify significant transitions in evolution and wide styles of organic diversity.
By Horst Grunz
The organizer region performs a principal position within the formation of the embryonic axis and the critical fearful approach of all vertebrates together with the human fetus. In The Vertebrate Organizer, remarkable molecular improvement biologists and embryologists document their most modern ways during this attention-grabbing learn zone utilizing varied vertebrate version organisms. The offered info is of primary significance for the certainty of early human embryogenesis.
By Stuart West
Recent many years have witnessed an explosion of theoretical and empirical experiences of intercourse allocation, reworking how we comprehend the allocation of assets to female and male copy in vertebrates, invertebrates, protozoa, and vegetation. during this landmark publication, Stuart West synthesizes the big literature on intercourse allocation, delivering the conceptual framework the sphere has been missing and demonstrating how sex-allocation stories can make clear broader questions in evolutionary and behavioral biology.
West clarifies basic misconceptions within the software of concept to empirical info. He examines the field's successes and screw ups, and describes the study components the place a lot very important paintings is but to be performed. West unearths how a shared underlying theoretical framework unites findings of sex-ratio version throughout an enormous diversity of lifestyles kinds, from malarial parasites and hermaphroditic worms to sex-changing fish and mammals. He indicates how examine on intercourse allocation has been primary to many severe questions and controversies in evolutionary and behavioral biology, and he argues that sex-allocation examine serves as a key trying out floor for various theoretical methods and will aid unravel debates approximately social evolution, parent-offspring clash, genomic clash, and degrees of selection.
Certain to develop into the defining publication at the topic for the subsequent iteration of researchers, Sex Allocation explains why the research of intercourse allocation presents a terrific version procedure for advancing our realizing of the restrictions on model between all dwelling issues within the usual world.
By Kwang W. Jeon
By Robert E. Palazzo,Trisha N. Davis