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Relentless evolution, John N. Thompson

Label
Relentless evolution
Title
Relentless evolution
Statement of responsibility
John N. Thompson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At a glance, most species seem adapted to the environment in which they live. Yet species relentlessly evolve, and populations within species evolve in different ways. Evolution, as it turns out, is much more dynamic than biologists realized just a few decades ago. In Relentless Evolution, John N. Thompson explores why adaptive evolution never ceases and why natural selection acts on species in so many different ways. Thompson presents a view of life in which ongoing evolution is essential and inevitable. Each chapter focuses on one of the major problems in adaptive evolution: How fast is evolution? How strong is natural selection? How do species co-opt the genomes of other species as they adapt? Why does adaptive evolution sometimes lead to more, rather than less, genetic variation within populations? How does the process of adaptation drive the evolution of new species? How does coevolution among species continually reshape the web of life? And, more generally, how are our views of adaptive evolution changing? Relentless Evolution draws on studies of all the major forms of life -- from microbes that evolve in microcosms within a few weeks to plants and animals that sometimes evolve in detectable ways within a few decades. It shows evolution not as a slow and stately process, but rather as a continual and sometimes frenetic process that favors yet more evolutionary change." - Publisher's website
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366.2
LC item number
.T54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Relentless evolution, John N. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The process of adaptation -- Adaptive evolution -- Natural selection -- The ecological genetics of adaptation -- Genes -- Genomes -- Coevolving genomes -- Conflicting genomes -- Variable selection and adaptation -- Adaptive variation -- Recombination and reproduction -- Divergence and selection across environments -- Local adaptation -- The dynamics of coadaptation -- Coevolutionary dynamics -- The geography of traits and outcomes -- Experimental evolution -- Diversification -- Ecological speciation -- Reticulate diversification -- Species interactions and adaptive radiations -- The web of life -- Synthesis -- Our changing perceptions
Control code
808684836
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 499 pages
Isbn
9780226018898
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012034475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn808684836
  • (OCoLC)808684836
Label
Relentless evolution, John N. Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The process of adaptation -- Adaptive evolution -- Natural selection -- The ecological genetics of adaptation -- Genes -- Genomes -- Coevolving genomes -- Conflicting genomes -- Variable selection and adaptation -- Adaptive variation -- Recombination and reproduction -- Divergence and selection across environments -- Local adaptation -- The dynamics of coadaptation -- Coevolutionary dynamics -- The geography of traits and outcomes -- Experimental evolution -- Diversification -- Ecological speciation -- Reticulate diversification -- Species interactions and adaptive radiations -- The web of life -- Synthesis -- Our changing perceptions
Control code
808684836
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 499 pages
Isbn
9780226018898
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012034475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn808684836
  • (OCoLC)808684836

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