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Developmental Instability: Its Origins and Evolutionary Implications : Proceedings of the International Conference on Developmental Instability: Its Origins and Evolutionary Implications, Tempe, Arizona, 14-15 June 1993 - Theresa Ann Markow

Developmental Instability: Its Origins and Evolutionary Implications

Proceedings of the International Conference on Developmental Instability: Its Origins and Evolutionary Implications, Tempe, Arizona, 14-15 June 1993

By: Theresa Ann Markow (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1994
ISBN: 9780792326786
Number Of Pages: 441

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Developmental Instability: Its Origins and Evolutionary Implications is a collection of papers and transcribed discussions from a conference held in Tempe, Arizona in June 1993. The papers represent a wide range of contributions, from the empirical to the theoretical, and include methods for measuring developmental instability across a variety of taxa and traits. This volume presents contrasting views on how to assess developmental instability as well as on the relationship of instability to genotypic factors, environmental factors and the action of natural and sexual selection.
Readers will derive a working knowledge of the best way to assess developmental instability and will be able to design future work in an authoritative way.

Editorial overviewp. 1
Null alleles at two lactate dehydrogenase loci in rainbow trout are associated with decreased developmental stabilityp. 5
The genetic basis of developmental stability. I. Relationships between stability, heterozygosity and genomic coadaptationp. 17
Does homozygosity contribute to the asymmetry of common white leg markings in the Arabian horse?p. 27
Associative overdominance: evaluating the effects of inbreeding and linkage disequilibriump. 37
Enzyme heterozygosity, metabolism, and developmental stabilityp. 49
Modification of developmental instability and fitness: malathion-resistance in the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprinap. 69
Nonlinear growth dynamics and the origin of fluctuating asymmetryp. 79
Developmental stability in plants: symmetries, stress and epigenesisp. 99
Antisymmetry, directional asymmetry, and dynamic morphogenesisp. 123
Morphological integration of fluctuating asymmetry in the mouse mandiblep. 141
Relationship between fluctuating asymmetry, morphological modality and heterozygosity in an elderly Israeli populationp. 157
Shaping intraspecific variation: development, ecology and the evolution of morphology and life history variation in tiger salamandersp. 169
Persistence of subtle departures from symmetry over multiple molts in individual brachyuran crabs: relevance to developmental stabilityp. 187
Bilateral variation and the evolutionary origin of macroscopic asymmetriesp. 203
Evolution, developmental instability and the theory of acquisitionp. 221
Appearance, fixation and stabilisation of environmentally induced phenotypic changes as a microevolutionary eventp. 229
Parental age and developmental stability in Drosophila melanogasterp. 237
Developmental variability and the limits of adaptation: interactions with stressp. 247
Parasites increase fluctuating asymmetry of male Drosophila nigrospiracula: implications for sexual selectionp. 257
Fluctuating asymmetry and sexual selectionp. 269
Developmental origins of variation in human hand preferencep. 283
Behavioral phenodeviance: a Lerneresque conjecturep. 299
Minor anomalies: diagnostic clues to aberrant human morphogenesisp. 309
Developmental instability and fluctuating asymmetry in manp. 319
Fluctuating asymmetry analyses: a primerp. 355
Measuring developmental instabilityp. 365
Developmental genetic originsp. 389
Human health and phenotypic variationp. 407
Population biology and conservationp. 421
List of conference participantsp. 437
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ISBN: 9780792326786
ISBN-10: 0792326784
Series: Contemporary Issues in Genetics and Evolution
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 441
Published: 30th April 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.34
Edition Number: 89
Edition Type: New edition