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Hybrid Speciation

Michael L. Arnold

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Hybrid Speciation Introduction The process of hybrid speciation—the formation of evolutionarily independent lineages from genetic exchange eve...

Hybrid Zones

Sean P. Mullen

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Hybrid Zones Introduction Hybrid zones are regions where genetically distinct populations meet, mate, and produce at least some offspring of m...

Identifying the Genomic Basis Underlying Phenotypic Variation

Kara Powder, Craig Albertson

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Identifying the Genomic Basis Underlying Phenotypic VariationIntroductionSince the Modern Synthesis and the identification of the structure of DNA, ev...

Inbreeding and Inbreeding Depression

Donald M. Waller, Lukas F. Keller

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Inbreeding and Inbreeding DepressionIntroductionInbreeding (also referred to as “consanguinity”) occurs when mates are related to each other due to in...

Inclusive Fitness

Charlie K. Cornwallis

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Inclusive Fitness Introduction Cooperation is abundant throughout the natural world and exists at all biological levels, from genes forming ge...

Innovation, Evolutionary

Douglas H. Erwin

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Evolutionary Innovation Introduction Innovation has been one of the most contentious issues in evolutionary biology in the past several decade...

Islands as Evolutionary Laboratories

Anna Holmquist, Rosemary G. Gillespie

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Islands as Evolutionary LaboratoriesIntroductionIslands have inspired biologists for hundreds of years as locations that foster unique biotic assembla...

Kin Selection

François Rousset, Laurent Lehmann

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Kin SelectionIntroductionKin selection theory is a formulation of natural selection theory that is particularly suitable for understanding cases of re...

Land Plants, Evolution of

Charles C. Davis, Sarah Mathews

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Evolution of Land PlantsIntroductionThe colonization of land by plants was one of the most important events in the earth’s history, setting the stage ...

Landscape Genetics

Andrew Storfer

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Landscape Genetics Introduction Landscape genetics emerged in 2003 as a field that integrates population genetics, landscape ecology, and spat...

Landscapes, Adaptive

Erik Svensson

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Adaptive LandscapesIntroductionAdaptive landscapes hold a central and special position in evolutionary theory, particularly in population and quantita...

Language, Evolution of

Sverker Johansson

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Evolution of LanguageIntroductionWhy do humans have language at all and how did we become language users? These are central questions in language evol...

Macroevolution

Pasquale Raia

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

MacroevolutionIntroductionMacroevolution is evolution above the level of species. As such, macroevolution applies to the study of the birth, diversifi...

Macroevolutionary Rates

Daniel L. Rabosky, Graham J. Slater

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Macroevolutionary Rates Introduction Many important questions in evolutionary biology are ultimately questions about evolutionary rates. Why d...

Male-Male Competition

Christine W. Miller, Ummat S. Somjee

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Male–Male Competition Introduction Sexual selection is among the most powerful of all evolutionary forces. It occurs when one sex competes for...

Mass Extinction

Paul B. Wignall

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Mass ExtinctionIntroductionMass extinctions are the worst crises that human life has ever faced. They are defined as geologically brief intervals, ran...

Mate Choice

Michael D. Jennions, Hanna Kokko

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Mate Choice Introduction Sexual selection favors characters that increase access to a limited supply of opposite-sex gametes. Some sexually se...

Maternal Effects

Tobias Uller

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Maternal EffectsIntroductionA maternal effect can be considered a causal effect of the parent phenotype on the phenotype of its offspring. Maternal ef...

Medicine, Evolutionary

Peter Gluckman, Felicia Low

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Evolutionary MedicineIntroductionEvolutionary medicine, sometimes referred to as Darwinian medicine, is an emerging academic field that employs evolut...

Meiotic Drive

Kathleen E. Pieper, Kelly Dyer

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Meiotic DriveIntroductionGenetic conflict occurs when one part of the genome increases its own fitness at the expense of another part of the genome. M...

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