Genetics, Speciation, and the Founder Principle by L.V. GiddingsGenetics, Speciation, and the Founder Principle by L.V. Giddings

Genetics, Speciation, and the Founder Principle

EditorL.V. Giddings, Kenneth Y. Kaneshiro, Wyatt W. Anderson

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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This book describes the genetic mechanisms that govern the development and evolution of animals and plants. In particular, the book focuses on animal and plant species evolving in isolated habitats and species colonizing new territories. This approach--studying "founder" populations--enablesgeneticists to more readily identify some of the evolutionary pressures affecting the speciation process. The Founder Principle in population genetics was elucidated in large part by Hampton Carson in classic studies of Hawaiian fruit flies (Drosophila). The editors of this volume havecommissioned seventeen chapters by an internationally recognized group of geneticists who discuss the principle in relation to plant speciation, chromosomal evolution, molecular evolution and development, sexual selection, and genetic changes in natural populations.
L.V. Giddings is at Office of Technology Assessment, US Congress. Kenneth Y. Kaneshiro is at University of Hawaii Evolutionary Biology Program.
Title:Genetics, Speciation, and the Founder PrincipleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195043154

ISBN - 13:9780195043150


Table of Contents

PART I: Historical Perspective1. W. Anderson, K. Kaneshiro, L. V. Giddings: H. L. Carson: Interviews Toward an Intellectual History2. W. B. Provine: Founder Effects and Genetic Revolutions in Microevolution and Speciation: A Historical PerspectivePART II: Plant Speciation and the Founder Principle3. G. D. Carr, et al.: Adaptive Radiation of the Hawaiian Silversword Alliance: A Comparison with Hawaiian Picture-Winged Drosophila4. F. R. Ganders: Adaptive Radiation in Hawaiian Bidens5. G. L. Stebbins: Plant Speciation and the Founder PrinciplePART III: Founder Effects and Chromosomal Evolution6. J. S. Yoon: Chromosomal Evolution and Speciation in Hawaiian Drosophila7. Is There a Role for Meiotic Drive in Karyotype Evolution? T. W. LyttlePART IV: Founder Effects in Molecular Evolution and Developmental Biology8. J. A. Hunt, et al.: Genomic DNA Variation Within and Between Closely Related Species of Hawaiian Drosophila9. W. J. Dickinson: Gene Regulation and EvolutionPART V: A Classical Counterpoint10. E. Nevo: The Nature and Role of Peripheral Isolates in the Origin of SpeciesPART VI: Founder Effects and Sexual Selection11. J. R. Powell: The Effects of Founder-Flush Cycles on Ethological Isolation in Laboratory Populations of Drosophila12. W. B. Heed: Origin of Drosophila of the Sonoran Desert: In Search for a Founder Event13. K. Y. Kaneshiro: The Dynamics of Sexual Selection and Founder Effects in Species FormationPART VII: Founder Effects and Genetic Changes in Natural Populations14. J. V. Neel: Human Evolution and the "Founder-Flush" Principle15. A. T. Ohta: The Genetic Basis of Adaptive Evolution in the Grimshawi species complex of Hawaiian Drosophila16. A. R. Templeton: Founder Effects and the Evolution of Reproductive Isolation17. H. L. Carson: Genetic Imbalance, Realigned Selection and the Origin of Species

Editorial Reviews

"This book should be consulted by all those interested in speciation. It is a definitive statement of ideas from the "Hawaiian school" of evolution, including a new theory from Kaneshiro about the effect of founder events on female preferences. Many of the papers are of wider interest thanthe title of the volume might suggest, and address such diverse subjects as adaptive radiation in plants, karyotypic evolution, sexual selection, and the genetics of the Yanomama Indians." --The Quarterly Review of Biology