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Author Powell, Jeffrey R.

Title Progress and prospects in evolutionary biology : the Drosophila model / Jeffrey R. Powell
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 562 pages) : illustrations
Contents An overview -- Population genetics : genes -- Population genetics : inversions -- Population genetics : laboratory studies -- Ecology -- Ecological genetics -- Speciation -- Phylogenetics -- Genome evolution -- Molecular evolution -- Development -- Retrospective and prospective
Summary The common fruitfly, Drosophila, is the most extensively studied of all organisms in genetical research. Thus, it would appear to be the best model for achieving new insights. Its use in evolutionary studies has resulted in an explosion of knowledge which has never before been gathered into a single volume. This book spans the full range of evolutionary studies - population genetics, ecology, ecological genetics, speciation, phylogenetics, genome evolution, molecular; evolution, and development. In covering these topics, highlights of empirical research are emphasized and are put into the context of major issues in evolution
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-551) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Biological models.
Drosophila -- Evolution.
Evolution (Biology)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195076915
019536032X (electronic bk.)
9780195360325 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)