Phenotypic Integration: Studying the Ecology and Evolution of Complex Phenotypes

Hardcover | May 27, 2004

EditorMassimo Pigliucci, Katherine Preston

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A new voice in the nature-nurture debate can be heard at the interface between evolution and development. Phenotypic integration--or, how large numbers of characteristics are related to make up the whole organism, and how these relationships evolve and change their function--is a major growtharea in research, attracting the attention of evolutionary biologists, developmental biologists, and geneticists, as well as, more broadly, ecologists, physiologists, and paleontologists. This edited collection presents much of the best and most recent work the topic.

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A new voice in the nature-nurture debate can be heard at the interface between evolution and development. Phenotypic integration--or, how large numbers of characteristics are related to make up the whole organism, and how these relationships evolve and change their function--is a major growtharea in research, attracting the attention ...

Massimo Pigliucci is at SUNY Stony Brook. Katherine Preston is at Stanford University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.1 inPublished:May 27, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195160436

ISBN - 13:9780195160437

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Carl Schlichting: Foreword: The diversity of complexityPhenotypic Integration: Studying the Ecology and Evolution of Complex PhenotypesSection I: Adaptation and constraints1. W. Scott Armbruster, Christophe Pelabon, Thomas F. Hansen, and Christa P. H. Mulder: Floral integration, modularity, and accuracy: distinguishing complex adaptations from genetic constraints2. Alexander V. Badyaev: Integration and modularity in the evolution of sexual ornaments: An overlooked perspective3. Katherine A. Preston and David D. Ackerly: the Evolution of allometry in modular organisms4. Juha Merila and Mats Bjorklund: Phenotypic integration as a constraint and adaptation5. Thomas F. Hansen and David Houlehe: Evolvability, stabilizing selection, and the problem of stasisSection II: Phenotypic plasticity and integration6. Massimo Pigliucci: Studying the plasticity of phenotypic integration in a model organism7. Rick A. Relyea: Integrating phenotypic plasticity when death is on the line: Insights from predator-prey systemsSection III: Genetics and molecular biology of phenotypic integration8. Courtney J. Murren and Paula X. Kover: QTL Mapping: a first step towards an understanding of molecular genetic mechanisms behind phenotypic complexity/integration9. Christian Peter Klingenberg: Integration, modules, and development: molecules to morphology to evolution10. Massimo Pigliucci: Studying mutational effects on G-matricesSection IV: Macroevolutionary patterns in phenotypic integration11. Gunther J. Eble: the Macroevolution of phenotypic integration12. Miriam Leah Zelditch and Rosa A. Moscarella: Form, Function and Life-History: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Integration13. Rebecca Rogers Ackermann and James M. Cheverud: Morphological Integration in Primate EvolutionSection V: Theory and analysis of phenotypic integration14. Scott J. Steppan: Phylogenetic comparative analysis of multivariate data15. Derek Roff: The Evolution of genetic architecture16. Jason B. Wolf, Cerisse E. Allen and W. Anthony Frankino: Multivariate phenotypic evolution in developmental hyperspace17. Kurt Schwenk and Gunter P. Wagner: the Relativism of constraints on phenotypic evolution18. Paul E. Griffiths, and Russell D. Gray: The Developmental Systems Perspective: Organism-environment systems as units of development and evolutionConclusion