Species Evolution: The Role of Chromosome Change by Max KingSpecies Evolution: The Role of Chromosome Change by Max King

Species Evolution: The Role of Chromosome Change

byMax King

Paperback | February 24, 1995

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This book reviews what species are and then investigates the factors involved in their evolution. It analyzes the most recent information gathered from studies on plant and animal populations. Particular emphasis is placed on evolutionary processes involved in speciation. The genetic mechanisms of speciation are examined at a series of different levels including molecular, cellular and population studies, and particular emphasis is placed on the role of chromosomes in speciation.
Title:Species Evolution: The Role of Chromosome ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.75 inPublished:February 24, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521484545

ISBN - 13:9780521484541


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The species - what's in a name?; 3. Speciation in allopatric populations; 4. The founder effect; 5. Chromosomal isolating mechanisms; 6. The fixation of rearrangements; 7. Fertility, viability and hybridity; 8. Genic change and chromosomal speciation; 9. Chromosomal speciation; 10. Molecular mechanisms and speciation; 11. Conclusions and perspectives; References; Index.

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"...an important book for graduate students and researchers." E. Delson, Choice