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Genes in Ecology : 33rd Symposium of the British Ecological Society - R. J. Berry

Genes in Ecology

33rd Symposium of the British Ecological Society

By: R. J. Berry (Editor), T. J. Crawford (Editor), Godfrey M. Hewitt (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1992
ISBN: 9780521549363
Number Of Pages: 548

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Genetics and ecology ought to be complementary disciplines at the population level. This conviction underpins this integrative volume, which brings together geneticists and ecologists to confront the implications of the others' discipline for their own work. The book is divided into three sections: first 'Genes in Ecology', the influence of population genetics on our view of ecology; then 'Modules in Ecology', the use of molecular methods to investigate adaptive and ecological processes; finally 'Ecology in Genetics', the integration of ecological principles into genetics. Most chapters have two authors; a geneticist and an ecologist each bringing their own insights to the topics considered, and illustrating the importance of one discipline for the other. The book also includes protocols for relevant molecular and genetic techniques, including DNA purification, polymerase chain reaction, DNA fingerprinting, sequencing and restriction fragment length polymorphism investigation.

Genes in Ecology
Genes and ecology in history
Stochastic processes in populations: the horse behind the cart?
Population dynamics, natural selection and chaos
Life-history evolution
These hierarchical views of life: phylogenies and metapopulations
The coevolution of plant-insect and host-parasite relationships
Molecules in Ecology
Adaptation in bacteria: unanswered ecological and evolutionary questions about well-studied molecules
Enzymes and adaptation
Molecular variation and ecological problems
Ecological genetics of parasitism
Genes and ecology: two alternative perspectives using Drosophila
Ecology in Genetics
Genetic heterogeneity and ecology
Density and frequency dependence in ecology: messages for genetics?
Density and frequency dependence: a genetical view
Functional biology of adaptation
Life history and mechanical constraints on reproduction in genes, cells and waterfleas
Conservation biology: the ecology and genetics of endangered species
Genes in the real world
Techniques and Protocols
Use of PCR techniques in Drosophila population biology
Polymerase chain reactions
The detection of organisms at family, genus and species level using the polymerase chain reaction to amplify specific target DNA sequences
Selection of DNA sequences for use as probes
RAPDs: random amplified polymorphic DNAs
DNA fingerprinting
DNA fingerprinting using multilocus and single locus probes
Fingerprinting fungi
Analysis of genetic variation in populations: southern blotting and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis
The use of repetitive DNA probes in the analysis of natural populations of insects and parasites
C-banding and the characterization of heterochromatic regions
Silver staining
Use of a cellulose acetate system for allozyme electrophoresis
A device for producing multiple deep-frozen samples for allozyme electrophoresis
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ISBN: 9780521549363
ISBN-10: 0521549361
Series: Symposia of the British Ecological Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 548
Published: 1st August 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.76