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Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection was based on the observation that there is variation between individuals within the same species. This fundamental observation is a central concept in evolutionary biology. However, variation is only rarely treated directly. It has remained peripheral to the study of mechanisms of evolutionary change. The explosion of knowledge in genetics, developmental biology, and the ongoing synthesis of evolutionary and developmental biology has made it possible for us to study the factors that limit, enhance, or structure variation at the level of an animals' physical appearance and behavior. Knowledge of the significance of variability is crucial to this emerging synthesis. This volume situates the role of variability within this broad framework, bringing variation back to the center of the evolutionary stage.

·Provides an overview of current thinking on variation in evolutionary biology, functional morphology, and evolutionary developmental biology
·Written by a team of leading scholars specializing on the study of variation
·Reviews of statistical analysis of variation by leading authorities
·Key chapters focus on the role of the study of phenotypic variation for evolutionary, developmental, and post-genomic biology

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Book Description Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States, 2005. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 236 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Darwin s theory of evolution by natural selection was based on the observation that there is variation between individuals within the same species. This fundamental observation is a central concept in evolutionary biology. However, variation is only rarely treated directly. It has remained peripheral to the study of mechanisms of evolutionary change. The explosion of knowledge in genetics, developmental biology, and the ongoing synthesis of evolutionary and developmental biology has made it possible for us to study the factors that limit, enhance, or structure variation at the level of an animals physical appearance and behavior. Knowledge of the significance of variability is crucial to this emerging synthesis. This volume situates the role of variability within this broad framework, bringing variation back to the center of the evolutionary stage. Provides an overview of current thinking on variation in evolutionary biology, functional morphology, and evolutionary developmental biology Written by a team of leading scholars specializing on the study of variation Reviews of statistical analysis of variation by leading authorities Key chapters focus on the role of the study of phenotypic variation for evolutionary, developmental, and post-genomic biology. Bookseller Inventory # AA59780120887774

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Book Description Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States, 2005. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 236 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Darwin s theory of evolution by natural selection was based on the observation that there is variation between individuals within the same species. This fundamental observation is a central concept in evolutionary biology. However, variation is only rarely treated directly. It has remained peripheral to the study of mechanisms of evolutionary change. The explosion of knowledge in genetics, developmental biology, and the ongoing synthesis of evolutionary and developmental biology has made it possible for us to study the factors that limit, enhance, or structure variation at the level of an animals physical appearance and behavior. Knowledge of the significance of variability is crucial to this emerging synthesis. This volume situates the role of variability within this broad framework, bringing variation back to the center of the evolutionary stage. Provides an overview of current thinking on variation in evolutionary biology, functional morphology, and evolutionary developmental biology Written by a team of leading scholars specializing on the study of variation Reviews of statistical analysis of variation by leading authorities Key chapters focus on the role of the study of phenotypic variation for evolutionary, developmental, and post-genomic biology. Bookseller Inventory # AA59780120887774

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Book Description Academic Press, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Foreword Chapter 1. Variation and Variability: Central Concepts in Biology Chapter 2. Variation from Darwin to the Modern Synthesis Chapter 3. The Statistics of Variation Chapter 4. Landmark Morphometrics and the Analysis of Variation Chapter 5. Variation in Ontogeny Chapter 6. Constraints on Variation from Genotype through Phenotype to Fitness Chapter 7. Developmental Origins of Variation Chapter 8. Canalization, Cryptic Variation and Developmental Buffering: A Critical Examination and Analytical Perspective Chapter 9. Mutation and Phenotypic Variation: Where is the connection Capacitators, Stressors, Phenotypic Variability and Evolutionary Change Chapter 10. Within Individual Variation: Developmental Noise versus Developmental Stability Chapter 11. Developmental Constraints, Modules and Evolvability Chapter 12. Developmental Regulation of Variability Chapter 13. Role of Stress in Evolution: From Individual Adaptability to Evolutionary Adaptation Chapter 14. Environmentally Contingent Variation: Phenotypic Plasticity and Norms of Reaction Chapter 15. Variation and Life History Evolution Chapter 16. Antisymmetry Chapter 17. Variation in Structure and its Relationship to Function: Correlation, Explanation and Extrapolation Chapter 18. A Universal Generative Tendency Toward Increased Organismal Complexity Chapter 19. Variation and Versatility in Macroevolution Chapter 20. Variation and Developmental Biology: Prospects for the Future Chapter 21. Phenogenetics: Genotypes, Phenotypes, and Variation Chapter 22. The Study of Phenotypic Variability Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0120887770

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