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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...

Mimicry

Leena Lindström, Johanna Mappes

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Mimicry Introduction The visual resemblance of vivid color patterns among various species is a celebrated example of adaptation to avoid preda...

Modern Synthesis, The

Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

The Modern SynthesisIntroductionThe “modern synthesis” generally refers to the early to mid-century formulation of evolutionary theory that reconciled...

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...

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