By John C. Avise
This quantity is a reprinted number of sixty nine "classics" from the Avise laboratory, selected to demonstrate an indicator model of study that harnesses molecular markers to clinical reports of typical background and evolution within the wild. Spanning the early Nineteen Seventies in the course of the past due 2000s, those articles hint how the writer and his colleagues have used molecular genetics innovations to deal with multifarious conceptual subject matters in genetics, ecology, and evolution, in a desirable menagerie of creatures with oft-peculiar existence. The organisms defined during this quantity diversity from blind cavefish to male-pregnant pipefishes and sea spiders, from clonal armadillos to natal-homing marine turtles, from hermaphroditic sea snails to hybridizing monkeys and tree frogs, from clonal marine sponges to pseudohermaphroditic mollusks to introgressing oysters, and from endangered pocket gophers, terrapins, and sparrows to unisexual (all-female) fish species to living-fossil horseshoe crabs, or even to an odd little fish that mostly friends with itself. The conceptual and molecular subject matters addressed during this quantity also are common, starting from punctuated equilibrium to coalescent idea to the necessity for higher standardization in taxonomy, from cytonuclear disequilibrium data to the information of speciation period and sympatric speciation, from ancient inhabitants demography to phylogenetic reconstructions of men' sexual embellishes, from the inhabitants genetic effects of inbreeding to Pleistocene results on phylogeography, and from the molecular underpinnings of null alleles to the thought of clustered mutations that come up in teams to forcing empirical facts for the unanticipated techniques of gene conversion and concerted evolution in animal mitochondrial DNA. total, this assortment comprises the various top, such a lot influential, occasionally arguable, sometimes provocative, regularly fascinating, or differently enjoyable guides to have emerged from the Avise laboratory during the last 4 many years. hence, this booklet conveys, throughout the eyes of 1 of the field's longstanding pioneers, what "the organismal aspect" of molecular ecology and evolution relatively skill.
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Molecular Ecology and Evolution: The Organismal Side: Selected Writings from the Avise Laboratory by John C. Avise