Evolutionary Biology, Volume 30 (Google eBook)
Max K. Hecht, Ross J. MacIntyre, Michael T. Clegg
Springer, Apr 30, 1998 - Medical - 369 pages
After volume 33, this book series was replaced by the journal "Evolutionary Biology." Please visit www.springer.com/11692 for further information.
Volume 30 brings readers up to date on the investigation of eminent evolutionary biologists and paleobiologists. Contributions explore such topics as
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High MutationRate Estimates
The Human Population
Questions from the Audience
The Molecular Basis of Adaptation in Drosophila The Role of Cytochrome P450s
Fluctuating Asymmetry in the Mammalian Skeleton Evolutionary and Developmental Implications
Background and Theory
The CactusMicroorganismDrosphila Model System of the Sonoran Desert
Desert System Components
Host Plant Utilization and Allelochemical Tolerance
Mechanisms of Allelochemical Tolerance
Modified Physiological Pathways
Discovery and Characterization
Insect Cytochrome P450s
The Role of Cytochrome P450s in the Desert System
Cloning and Analysis of Cytochrome P450 cDNAs from Desert Drosophila
Intersection of Population Genetics and Species Conservation The Cheetahs Dilemma
Cheetahs Never Win
Molecular Clocks and Nucleotide Substitution Rates in Higher Plants
Molecular Clock Concepts
Additional Clock Concepts
Absolute and Relative Estimates of Nucleotide Substitution Rates
Relative Substitution Rates
Absolute Rates of Nucleotide Substitution
Absolute Rate Estimates Based on Rice and Maize Sequences
Absolute Rates Vary among Genes
The Nuclear Genome
The Mitochondrial Genome
Correlated Relatives Rates Among Loci
The Relative Ratio Test
Relative Ratios between Chloroplast Loci
Relative Ratios between Loci from Different Genomes
Germ Layers and the GermLayer Theory Revisited Primary and Secondary Germ Layers Neural Crest as a Fourth Germ Layer Homology and Demis...
Selective Cell Affinity
Discovery of the Germ Layers Homology and Common Ground Plans for Embryonic Development
Pander Rathke and von Baer
Haeckel and Beyond
Names and Honologies of the Germ Layers
Remak Haeckel and Kowalevsky
Lankester The Hertwigs Germ Layers and Classification
The Germ Layers of the Chick Blastoderm
Germ Layers Homology and Mechanisms of Development
Formation of Mesoderm as a Secondary Germ Layer
The Neutral Crest
Discovery of Neural Crest and Ectomesenchyme
Experimental Evidence for NeuralCrest Origin of Cranial and Visceral Mesenchyme and Skeletal Tissues
Differences between Neural Crest and Mesodermally Derived Skeletons
A Secondary Germ Layer that Arises by Induction
Neurocristopathies and the Neural Crest as Germ Layer
Further Evidence at Variance with the GermLayer Theory
Models for the Etiology of Osteometric Fluctuating Asymmetry
3 The FA Represents the Accumulated Effect of BetweenSide Variation in Growth
Methods and Materials
The Provenience of the Sample
The Phylogeny of the Sample
Indices of Fluctuating Asymmetry
The Effects of Directional Asymmetry and Antisymmetry
Fluctuating Asymmetry and Maturational Spans Among Species
Morphological Integration and Asymmetry
Conclusions and Implications
General Evolutionary lmplications
1mplications for Human and Primate Evolution
Genetic Diversity and Dispersal Capabilities in Marine Fish
Materials and Methods
The Classical Explanation of Industrial Melanism Assessing the Evidence
The Industrial Melanism Phenomenon
Genetics and Induction
Industrialization and Melanism
Crypsis and Predation
Is Melanism Presently Declining?
Cranial Kinesis in Lizards Variations Uses and Origins
The Basic Kinetic Skull of Lizards
Modifications of the Basic Kinetic Pattern
Differences in Palatal Mobility
Reduction of Cranial Kinesis
Variation in Degree of Streptostyly
Amphikinesis and Related Movements
Evidence of Function from Observation of Living Lizards and from Historical Changes in Kinesis
Summary of Possible Performance Advantages of Cranial Kinesis in Feeding
Inferences from Function Ontogeny and Analogy
An Exaptive Hypothesis
How Lizards use Crevices
Morphological Correlates of Crevice Use
Maintaining Position in Crevices
Costs of Crevice Use and Their Amelioration
The Case for a CreviceUsing Interlude in the Evolution of Lizard Kinesis
Possible Corroboration of the Exaptive Hypothesis
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