The Evolution Of The Genome

Hardcover | December 22, 2004

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The Evolution of the Genome provides a much needed overview of genomic study through clear, detailed, expert-authored discussions of the key areas in genome biology. This includes the evolution of genome size, genomic parasites, gene and ancient genome duplications, polypoidy, comparative genomics, and the implications of these genome-level phenomena for evolutionary theory. In addition to reviewing the current state of knowledge of these fields in an accessible way, the various chapters also provide historical and conceptual background information, highlight the ways in which the critical questions are actually being studied, indicate some important areas for future research, and build bridges across traditional professional and taxonomic boundaries.The Evolution of the Genome will serve as a critical resource for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and established scientists alike who are interested in the issue of genome evolution in the broadest sense. - Provides detailed, clearly written chapters authored by leading researchers in their respective fields- Presents a much-needed overview of the historical and theoretical context of the various areas of genomic study- Creates important links between topics in order to promote integration across subdisciplines, including descriptions of how each subject is actually studied- Provides information specifically designed to be accessible to established researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students alike

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The Evolution of the Genome provides a much needed overview of genomic study through clear, detailed, expert-authored discussions of the key areas in genome biology. This includes the evolution of genome size, genomic parasites, gene and ancient genome duplications, polypoidy, comparative genomics, and the implications of these genome-...

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The Evolution of the Genome provides a much needed overview of genomic study through clear, detailed, expert-authored discussions of the key areas in genome biology. This includes the evolution of genome size, genomic parasites, gene and ancient genome duplications, polypoidy, comparative genomics, and the implications of these genome-...

Dr. T. Ryan Gregory completed his Ph.D. in evolutionary biology and zoology at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada in 2002. He has been the recipient of several prestigious scholarships and fellowships, and was named the winner of the 2003 Howard Alper Postdoctoral Prize by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 22, 2004Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Genome Size Evolution in Animals
2. Genome Size Evolution in Plants
3. Transposable Elements
4. B Chromosomes
5. Small-Scale Gene Duplications
6. Large-Scale Gene and Ancient Genome Duplications
7. Polyploidy in Plants
8. Polyploidy in Animals
9. Comparative Genomics in Eukaryotes
10. Comparative Genomics in Prokaryotes
11. Macroevolution and the Genome

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"Gregory provides an impressive overview...Wherever one opens this well written book, he will read it with great pleasure."- Weanée Kimblewood in LAB TIMES"...a much needed overview of genmoic study through clear, detailed, expert-authored discussions of the key areas in genome biology."-BIOWORLD, 2006"[This book]is one of the most exciting books on large-scale evolutionary phenomena I have read in the past decade." - Robert L. Carroll, Redpath Museum, McGill University"The Evolution of the Genome is an indispensable source on current understanding of genomic evolution." - Niles Eldredge, The American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York"This book provides the essential grammar to students and experts alike toward understanding the language of genomes." - Juergen Brosius, University of Muenster, Germany "A very useful book for my evolutionary genetics classes." - Leo W. Beukeboom, University of Groningen, The Netherlands"...recommended for academic collections supporting research programs in genetics, bioscience, microbiology and the like..."-Peggy Dominy in E-STREAMS