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Evolution, development, and the predictable genome.


Evolution, development, and the predictable genome.

Stern, David L.

Roberts & Company Publishers


264 pages




Entering the list in a crowded field, Stern (ecology and evolutionary biology, Princeton U.) offers his approach to integrating evolutionary biology and developmental biology. He diverges from most such effort by shifting the focus from broad-scale patterns across long spans of evolutionary history, to individual steps of evolutionary change demonstrated by variation within species and between closely related species. His imagined reader is an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students with little or no formal training in either field, but who understand biology at the undergraduate level and has a basic understanding of DNA, genes, and proteins. Among his topics are scale matters, dominance, pleiotropy, epistatis, populations and natural selection and pathworks.

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Date:Jun 1, 2010
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