Genetics Of Mate Choice: From Sexual Selection To Sexual Isolation by W.j. EtgesGenetics Of Mate Choice: From Sexual Selection To Sexual Isolation by W.j. Etges

Genetics Of Mate Choice: From Sexual Selection To Sexual Isolation

byW.j. EtgesEditorM.a. Noor

Paperback | October 26, 2012

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Genetic studies aimed at understanding the origin of species are dominating major scientific journals. In the past decade, genetic tools that were previously available only in model systems have become accessible to investigators working on nearly all species. Concurrent with these technical advances has been an increase in understanding of both the importance of considering the ecological context of speciation and testing hypotheses about causes for species formation. Many recent studies suggest a prominent role of sexual selection in species formation. These advances have produced a need for a synthesis of what we now understand about speciation, and perhaps more importantly, where we should go from here. In this volume, several leading investigators and rising stars have contributed reviews and/or novel primary research findings aimed at understanding the ultimate mystery on which Darwin named his most famous and influential book.

Fundamental to the origin of species is the evolution of mate choice systems. This collection of papers discusses burgeoning genetic, evolutionary, and ecological approaches to understanding the origins of mating discrimination and causes of premating reproductive isolation both within and between species. The individual contributions span a wide spectrum of disciplines, taxa, and ideas (some controversial). This synthesis brings together several of the most recent ideas with supporting empirical data.

This book will be of particular interest to both undergraduate and postgraduate researchers and students and researchers in the field of evolutionary biology, genetics and animal behaviour.

Title:Genetics Of Mate Choice: From Sexual Selection To Sexual IsolationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pagesPublished:October 26, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. Divergence in mate choice systems: does evolution play by rules? W.J. Etges. Recombination and the divergence of hybridizing species; D. Ortíz-Barrientos, J. Reiland, J. Hey, M.A.F. Noor. The evolution of hybrid infertility: perpetual coevolution between gender-specific and sexually antagonistic genes; W.R. Rice, A.K. Chippindale. Modelling the evolution of female choice strategies under inbreeding conditions; K. Reinhold. Single gene mutations in Drosophila: what can they tell us about the evolution of sexual behaviour? C.P. Kyriacou. Sexual signaling and speciation, a microevolutionary perspective; C.R.B. Boake. Reproductive isolation in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster from Brazzaville (Congo); W. Haerty, J.M. Jallon, J. Rouault, C. Bazin, P. Capy. Genetics of sexual isolation based on courtship song between two sympatric species: Drosophila ananassae and D. pallidosa; H. Yamada, M. Matsuda, Y. Oguma. Evolutionary experiments on mate recognition in the Drosophila serrata species complex; M.W. Blows, M. Higgie. Herbivorous insects: model systems for the comparative study of speciation ecology; D.J. Funk, K.E. Filchak, J.L. Feder. The inheritance of mating songs in two cryptic, sibling lacewing species (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae: Chrysoperla); C.S. Henry, M.L. Martínez Wells, K.E. Holsinger. Divergence and reproductive isolation in the early stages of speciation; T. Tregenza. Genetic and behavioral components of the cryptic species boundary between Laupala cerasina and L. kohalensis (Orthoptera: Gryllidae); T.C. Mendelson, K.L. Shaw. Domesticated birds as a model for the genetics of speciation by sexual selection; T.D. Price. Patterns of inheritance of mating signals in interspecifichybrids between sailfin and shortfin mollies (Poediluidae: Poecilia: Mollienesia); M.B. Ptacek. Variation in female mate choice within guppy populations: population divergence, multiple ornaments and the maintenance of polymorphism; R. Brooks. Sexual isolation and speciation in bacteria; F.M. Cohan. Mutation and premating isolation; R.C. Woodruff, J.N. Thompson Jr. Female choice in Drosophila: evidence from Hawaii and implications for evolutionary biology; H.L. Carson. Acknowledgements for refereeing. Subject and species index.