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Tempo and Mode in Evolution : Genetics and Paleontology 50 Years After Simpson - National Academy of Sciences

Tempo and Mode in Evolution

Genetics and Paleontology 50 Years After Simpson

Hardcover Published: 26th January 1995
ISBN: 9780309051910
Number Of Pages: 336

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Since George Gaylord Simpson published Tempo and Mode in Evolution in 1944, discoveries in paleontology and genetics have abounded. This volume brings together the findings and insights of today's leading experts in the study of evolution, including Ayala, W. Ford Doolittle, and Stephen Jay Gould. The volume examines early cellular evolution, explores changes in the tempo of evolution between the Precambrian and Phanerozoic periods, and reconstructs the Cambrian evolutionary burst. Long-neglected despite Darwin's interest in it, species extinction is discussed in detail. Although the absence of data kept Simpson from exploring human evolution in his book, the current volume covers morphological and genetic changes in human populations, contradicting the popular claim that all modern humans descend from a single woman. This book discusses the role of molecular clocks, the results of evolution in 12 populations of Escherichia coli propagated for 10,000 generations, a physical map of Drosophila chromosomes, and evidence for "hitchhiking" by mutations.

Tempo, Mode, the Progenote, and the Universal Rootp. 3
Phylogeny from Function: The Origin of tRNA Is in Replication, not Translationp. 25
Disparate Rates, Differing Fates: Tempo and Mode of Evolution Changed from the Precambrian to the Phanerozoicp. 41
Proterozoic and Early Cambrian Protists: Evidence for Accelerating Evolutionary Tempop. 63
Late Precambrian Bilaterians: Grades and Cladesp. 87
The Role of Extinction in Evolutionp. 109
Tempo and Mode in the Macroevolutionary Reconstruction of Darwinismp. 125
Morphological Evolution Through Complex Domains of Fitnessp. 145
Tempo and Mode in Human Evolutionp. 169
Molecular Genetics of Speciation and Human Originsp. 187
Rates and Patterns of Chloroplast DNA Evolutionp. 215
The Superoxide Dismutase Molecular Clock Revisitedp. 235
Dynamics of Adaptation and Diversification: A 10,000-Generation Experiment with Bacterial Populationsp. 253
Explaining Low Levels of DNA Sequence Variation in Regions of the Drosophila Genome with Low Recombination Ratesp. 275
The History of a Genetic Systemp. 287
Genome Structure and Evolution in Drosophila: Applications of the Framework P1 Mapp. 299
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780309051910
ISBN-10: 0309051916
Series: Applied Mathematics; 66
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 26th January 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 15.98  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.67

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