Clonality: The Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution of Sexual Abstinence in Vertebrate Animals

Hardcover | October 23, 2008

byJohn Avise

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Approximately 99.9% of vertebrate species reproduce sexually. The exceptional 0.1% reproduce via asexual or clonal means, which vary wildly and are fascinating in their own right. In this book, John C. Avise describes the genetics, ecology, natural history, and evolution of the world'sapproximately 100 species of vertebrate animal that routinely display one form or another of clonal or quasi-clonal reproduction. By considering the many facets of sexual abstinence and clonal reproduction in vertebrate animals, Avise sheds new light on the biological meaning and ramifications of standard sexuality.

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Approximately 99.9% of vertebrate species reproduce sexually. The exceptional 0.1% reproduce via asexual or clonal means, which vary wildly and are fascinating in their own right. In this book, John C. Avise describes the genetics, ecology, natural history, and evolution of the world'sapproximately 100 species of vertebrate animal that...

John C. Avise is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California at Irvine, and an elected member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In twelve previous books and more than 280 scientific articles, he has helped to popularize as well as pioneer molecular genetic approaches ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:October 23, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019536967X

ISBN - 13:9780195369670

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