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Molecular Clocks

Charles D. Bell

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Molecular Clocks Introduction The concept of a “molecular clock” was originally suggested by Emile Zuckerkandl and Linus Pauling based on thei...

Molecular Phylogenetics

Ziheng Yang

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Molecular PhylogeneticsIntroductionMolecular phylogenetics is the science of using molecular data (DNA and protein sequences) to infer the phylogeneti...

Mutation Rate and Spectrum

Charles F. Baer

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Mutation Rate and SpectrumIntroductionMany an introductory or general overview of the biology of mutation begins with the phrase “mutation is the ulti...

Mutualism, Evolution of

Judith Bronstein

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

Evolution of MutualismIntroductionMutualisms, interactions between two species that benefit both, have long captured the public imagination. Humans ar...

Natural Selection in Human Populations

Amy Goldberg, Lawrence H. Uricchio, Noah A. Rosenberg

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Natural Selection in Human PopulationsIntroductionNatural selection, the process by which heritable individual differences that contribute to variatio...

Natural Selection in the Genome, Detecting

Joanna Kelley

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Detecting Natural Selection in the GenomeIntroductionGenome-scale data is within our reach for nearly every organism. It is feasible to survey both po...

Neutral Theory

Jianzhi Zhang

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Neutral TheoryIntroductionThe neutral theory, formally known as the neutral theory of molecular evolution, was independently proposed by M. Kimura in ...

New Zealand, Evolutionary Biogeography of

Hamish G. Spencer, Nicolas J. Rawlence

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Evolutionary Biogeography of New ZealandIntroductionEver since the first western scientists visited Aotearoa New Zealand, biologists have been fascina...

Niche Construction

Kevin Laland

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Niche ConstructionIntroductionNiche construction is the process whereby organisms, through their activities and choices, modify their own and each oth...

Niche Evolution

Alex Pyron

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Niche EvolutionIntroductionThe evolution of species’ niches is a process that is fundamental to investigations in numerous fields of biology, includin...

Non-Human Animals, Cultural Evolution in

Robert F. Lachlan, Andrew Whiten

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2020-11-24

Cultural Evolution in Non-Human AnimalsIntroduction“Culture” is generally regarded as a population’s shared array of traditions, transmitted between i...

Origin and Early Evolution of Animals

Kevin J. Peterson

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Origin and Early Evolution of Animals Introduction Coming at the end of one of the most intensive glaciation periods in Earth history (glacier...

Origin of Eukaryotes

Gautam Dey, Buzz Baum, David A. Baum

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

Origin of EukaryotesIntroductionMuch of the visible living world around us is characterized by cells that contain a nucleus enclosing the genetic mate...

Origin of Life, The

S. Blair Hedges

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

The Origin of Life Introduction Biological evolution begins with the origin of life, but the subject is the perhaps the most interdisciplinary...

Paradox of Sex

Isa Schön, Koen Martens

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Paradox of SexIntroductionThe evolution of sex can be divided into two major but rather different topics, the origin and the maintenance of sex. The o...

Parental Care, Evolution of

Per T. Smiseth

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Evolution of Parental CareIntroductionParental care involves traits expressed by parents that are directed toward their offspring and that enhance the...

Parthenogenesis

Tanja Schwander

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Parthenogenesis Introduction Parthenogenesis is the development of an unfertilized egg into a new individual. Coined by Carl Theodor Ernst von...

Personality Differences, Evolution of

Denis Réale, Alexander Weiss

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Evolution of Personality Differences Introduction The concept of personality comes from psychology. Although they are various definitions of p...

Phenotypic Plasticity

Nick Levis, David W. Pfennig

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Phenotypic PlasticityIntroductionPhenotypic plasticity (often termed “plasticity”) is generally defined as the capacity of an individual organism to a...

Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Tests of Macroevolutionary Questions

Emilia P. Martins, Jesualdo Arturo Fuentes-González

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Tests of Macroevolutionary QuestionsIntroductionThe comparative method has been used throughout biology to genera...

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