The evolution of the genome [electronic resource] / edited by T. Ryan Gregory.

Contributor(s): Gregory, T. RyanMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Burlington, MA : Elsevier Academic, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 740 p.) : illISBN: 9780123014634; 0123014638; 9780080470528 (electronic bk.); 0080470521 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Genomes | Genome | Evolution, Molecular | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Genetics & GenomicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Evolution of the genome.DDC classification: 572.8/633 LOC classification: QH447 | .E9626 2005ebOnline resources: ScienceDirect
Contents:
Genome size evolution in animals / T. Ryan Gregory -- Genome size evolution in plants / Michael D. Bennett and Ilia J. Leitch -- Transposable elements / Margaret G. Kidwell -- B chromosomes / Juan Pedro M. Camacho -- Small-scale gene duplications / John S. Taylor and Jeroen Raes -- Large-scale gene and ancient genome duplications / Yves Van de Peer and Axel Meyer -- Polyploidy in plants / Jennifer A. Tate, Douglas E. Soltis, and Pamela S. Soltis -- Polyploidy in animals / T. Ryan Gregory and Barbara K. Mable -- Comparative genomics in eukaryotes / Alan Filipski and Sudhir Kumar -- Comparative genomics in prokaryotes / T. Ryan Gregory and Rob DeSalle -- Macroevolution and the genome / T. Ryan Gregory.
Summary: 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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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genome size evolution in animals / T. Ryan Gregory -- Genome size evolution in plants / Michael D. Bennett and Ilia J. Leitch -- Transposable elements / Margaret G. Kidwell -- B chromosomes / Juan Pedro M. Camacho -- Small-scale gene duplications / John S. Taylor and Jeroen Raes -- Large-scale gene and ancient genome duplications / Yves Van de Peer and Axel Meyer -- Polyploidy in plants / Jennifer A. Tate, Douglas E. Soltis, and Pamela S. Soltis -- Polyploidy in animals / T. Ryan Gregory and Barbara K. Mable -- Comparative genomics in eukaryotes / Alan Filipski and Sudhir Kumar -- Comparative genomics in prokaryotes / T. Ryan Gregory and Rob DeSalle -- Macroevolution and the genome / T. Ryan Gregory.

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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