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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...

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...

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