Evolutionary Analysis

Evolutionary Analysis
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Author: Jon C. Herron,Scott Freeman
Pages: 850
ISBN: 0321616677
Release: 2014
Editor: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Enhanced by the most up-to-date information available, including a text-specific web-site, this book provides coverage of both microevolution and macroevolution through a variety of taxonomic groups. It focuses throughout on phylogenetic trees.

Evolutionary Analysis

Evolutionary Analysis
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Author: Scott Freeman,Jon C. Herron
Pages: 802
ISBN: 0131063308
Release: 2004
Editor: Prentice Hall

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Evolutionary Analysis Global Edition

Evolutionary Analysis  Global Edition
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Author: Scott Freeman,Jon C. Herron,Jason Hodin
Pages: 864
ISBN: 1292061278
Release: 2014-08-08
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For undergraduate courses in Evolution By presenting evolutionary biology as a dynamic, ongoing research effort and organizing discussions around questions, this best-selling text helps students think like scientists as they learn about evolution. The authors convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications. In the Fifth Edition, co-author Jon Herron takes the lead in streamlining and updating content to reflect key changes in the field. The design and art program have also been updated for enhanced clarity.

Evolutionary Analysis

Evolutionary Analysis
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Author: Scott Freeman,Jon C. Herron
Pages: 802
ISBN: 0131018590
Release: 2004
Editor: Prentice Hall

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Gives students access to the most current information available via EBSCO's Content Select Academic Journal Database, "The New York Times "Search By Subject Archive, "Best of the Web" Link Library and information on the latest news and current events.

Evolutionary Analysis

Evolutionary Analysis
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Author: Jon C. Herron,Scott Freeman
Pages: 864
ISBN: 0321928164
Release: 2013-08-12
Editor: Unknown

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Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis with BEAST

Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis with BEAST
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Author: Alexei J. Drummond,Remco R. Bouckaert
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781107019652
Release: 2015-08-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Covers theory, practice and programming in Bayesian phylogenetics with BEAST. The why, how and what of BEAST 2.

Evolutionary Genetics

Evolutionary Genetics
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Author: Glenn-Peter Sætre,Mark Ravinet
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780198830917
Release: 2019-05
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Evolutionary genetics is the study of how genetic variation leads to evolutionary change. With the recent explosion in the availability of whole genome sequence data, vast quantities of genetic data are being generated at an ever-increasing pace with the result that programming has become an essential tool for researchers. Most importantly, a thorough understanding of evolutionary principles is essential for making sense of this genetic data. This up-to-date textbook covers all the major components of modern evolutionary genetics, carefully explaining fundamental processes such as mutation, natural selection, genetic drift, and speciation, together with their consequences. The book also draws on a rich literature of exciting and inspiring examples to demonstrate the diversity of evolutionary research, including an emphasis on how evolution and selection has shaped our own species. Furthermore, at the end of each chapter, study questions are provided to motivate the reader to think and reflect on the concepts introduced. Practical experience is essential when it comes to developing an understanding of how to use genetic and genomic data to analyze and address interesting questions in the life sciences and how to interpret results in meaningful ways. In addition to the main text, a series of online tutorials using the R language serves as an introduction to programming, statistics, and the analysis of evolutionary genetic data. The R environment stands out as an ideal all-purpose, open source platform to handle and analyze such data. The book and its online materials take full advantage of the authors' own experience in working in a post-genomic revolution world, and introduce readers to the plethora of molecular and analytical methods that have only recently become available.

The Prentice Hall Guide to Evaluating Online Resources with Research Navigator

The Prentice Hall Guide to Evaluating Online Resources with Research Navigator
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Author: Melissa Payton,Eric Stavney,Michelle A. Priest
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0131136747
Release: 2004
Editor: Prentice Hall

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Gives students access to the most current information available via EBSCO's Content Select Academic Journal Database, The New York Times Search By Subject Archive, “Best of the Web” Link Library and information on the latest news and current events.

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks
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Author: Michael P. H. Stumpf
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781848164345
Release: 2010
Editor: World Scientific

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Networks provide a very useful way to describe a wide range of different data types in biology, physics and elsewhere. Apart from providing a convenient tool to visualize highly dependent data, networks allow stringent mathematical and statistical analysis. In recent years, much progress has been achieved to interpret various types of biological network data such as transcriptomic, metabolomic and protein interaction data as well as epidemiological data. Of particular interest is to understand the organization, complexity and dynamics of biological networks and how these are influenced by network evolution and functionality. This book reviews and explores statistical, mathematical and evolutionary theory and tools in the understanding of biological networks. The book is divided into comprehensive and self-contained chapters, each of which focuses on an important biological network type, explains concepts and theory and illustrates how these can be used to obtain insight into biologically relevant processes and questions. There are chapters covering metabolic, transcriptomic, protein interaction and epidemiological networks as well as chapters that deal with theoretical and conceptual material. The authors, who contribute to the book, are active, highly regarded and well-known in the network community. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: A Network Analysis Primer (350 KB). Contents: A Network Analysis Primer (M P H Stumpf & C Wiuf); Evolutionary Analysis of Protein Interaction Networks (C Wiuf & O Ratmann); Motifs in Biological Networks (F Schreiber & H SchwAbbermeyer); Bayesian Analysis of Biological Networks: Clusters, Motifs, Cross-Species Correlations (J Berg & M Lnssig); Network Concepts and Epidemiological Models (R R Kao & I Z Kiss); Evolutionary Origin and Consequences of Design Properties of Metabolic Networks (T Pfeiffer & S Bonhoeffer); Protein Interactions from an Evolutionary Perspective (F Pazos & A Valencia); Statistical Null Models for Biological Network Analysis (W P Kelly et al.). Readership: Academics, researchers, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in bioinformatics. Biologists, mathematicians/statisticians, physicists and computer scientists.

Computational and Evolutionary Analysis of HIV Molecular Sequences

Computational and Evolutionary Analysis of HIV Molecular Sequences
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Author: Allen G. Rodrigo,Gerald H. Learn Jr.,Gerald H. Learn
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780792379942
Release: 2001
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

HIV research is unusual in that it brings together scientists from a wide range of disciplines; clinicians: pathologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, virologists, computational biologists, structural biologists, evolutionary biologists, statisticians and mathematicians. The book seeks to bridge the gap between these groups, in both subject matter and terminology."--BOOK JACKET.

The New Evolutionary Sociology

The New Evolutionary Sociology
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Author: Jonathan H. Turner,Richard S. Machalek
Pages: 470
ISBN: 9781351173865
Release: 2018-03-09
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For decades, evolutionary analysis was overlooked or altogether ignored by sociologists. Fears and biases persisted nearly a century after Auguste Comte gave the discipline its name, as did concerns that its effect would only reduce sociology to another discipline – whether biology, psychology, or economics. Worse, apprehension that the application of evolutionary theory would encourage heightened perceptions of racism, sexism, ethnocentrism and reductionism pervaded. Turner and Machalek argue instead for a new embrace of biology and evolutionary analysis. Sociology, from its very beginnings in the early 19th century, has always been concerned with the study of evolution, particularly the transformation of societies from simple to ever-more complex forms. By comprehensively reviewing the original ways that sociologists applied evolutionary theory and examining the recent renewal and expansion of these early approaches, the authors confront the challenges posed by biology, neuroscience, and psychology to distinct evolutionary approaches within sociology. They emerge with key theoretical and methodological discoveries that demonstrate the critical – and compelling – case for a dramatically enriched sociology that incorporates all forms of comparative evolutionary analysis to its canon and study of sociocultural phenomena.

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks
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Author: Michael P. H. Stumpf,Carsten Wiuf
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781848164338
Release: 2010
Editor: World Scientific

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Networks provide a very useful way to describe a wide range of different data types in biology, physics and elsewhere. Apart from providing a convenient tool to visualize highly dependent data, networks allow stringent mathematical and statistical analysis. In recent years, much progress has been achieved to interpret various types of biological network data such as transcriptomic, metabolomic and protein interaction data as well as epidemiological data. Of particular interest is to understand the organization, complexity and dynamics of biological networks and how these are influenced by network evolution and functionality. This book reviews and explores statistical, mathematical and evolutionary theory and tools in the understanding of biological networks. The book is divided into comprehensive and self-contained chapters, each of which focuses on an important biological network type, explains concepts and theory and illustrates how these can be used to obtain insight into biologically relevant processes and questions. There are chapters covering metabolic, transcriptomic, protein interaction and epidemiological networks as well as chapters that deal with theoretical and conceptual material. The authors, who contribute to the book, are active, highly regarded and well-known in the network community.

Analyzing Evolutionary Algorithms

Analyzing Evolutionary Algorithms
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Author: Thomas Jansen
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9783642173394
Release: 2013-01-24
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Evolutionary algorithms is a class of randomized heuristics inspired by natural evolution. They are applied in many different contexts, in particular in optimization, and analysis of such algorithms has seen tremendous advances in recent years. In this book the author provides an introduction to the methods used to analyze evolutionary algorithms and other randomized search heuristics. He starts with an algorithmic and modular perspective and gives guidelines for the design of evolutionary algorithms. He then places the approach in the broader research context with a chapter on theoretical perspectives. By adopting a complexity-theoretical perspective, he derives general limitations for black-box optimization, yielding lower bounds on the performance of evolutionary algorithms, and then develops general methods for deriving upper and lower bounds step by step. This main part is followed by a chapter covering practical applications of these methods. The notational and mathematical basics are covered in an appendix, the results presented are derived in detail, and each chapter ends with detailed comments and pointers to further reading. So the book is a useful reference for both graduate students and researchers engaged with the theoretical analysis of such algorithms.

On Human Nature

On Human Nature
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Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781000213751
Release: 2020-11-25
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this book, Jonathan H. Turner combines sociology, evolutionary biology, cladistic analysis from biology, and comparative neuroanatomy to examine human nature as inherited from common ancestors shared by humans and present-day great apes. Selection pressures altered this inherited legacy for the ancestors of humans—termed hominins for being bipedal—and forced greater organization than extant great apes when the hominins moved into open-country terrestrial habitats. The effects of these selection pressures increased hominin ancestors’ emotional capacities through greater social and group orientation. This shift, in turn, enabled further selection for a larger brain, articulated speech, and culture along the human line. Turner elaborates human nature as a series of overlapping complexes that are the outcome of the inherited legacy of great apes being fed through the transforming effects of a larger brain, speech, and culture. These complexes, he shows, can be understood as the cognitive complex, the psychological complex, the emotions complex, the interaction complex, and the community complex.

Comparative evolutionary analysis of chordate genomes

Comparative evolutionary analysis of chordate genomes
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Author: Paramvir Singh Dehal
Pages: 212
ISBN: UCAL:X68325
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown

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The Culture of Critique

The Culture of Critique
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Author: Kevin B. MacDonald
Pages: 421
ISBN: 0759672229
Release: 2002
Editor: AuthorHouse

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author presents an evolutionary theory of Jewish involvement in immigration policy, anthropology, psychoanalysis, an leftist political ideology.

Cowen s History of Life

Cowen s History of Life
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Author: Michael J. Benton
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781119482215
Release: 2019-09-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A newly revised and fully updated edition of the market-leading introduction to paleontology Designed for students and anyone else with an interest in the history of life on our planet, the new edition of this classic text describes the biological evolution of Earth’s organisms, and reconstructs their adaptations and the ecology and environments in which they functioned. Cowen's History of Life, 6th Edition includes major updates, including substantial rewrites to chapters on the origins of eukaryotes, the Cambrian explosion, the terrestrialization of plants and animals, the Triassic recovery of life, the origin of birds, the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, and human evolution. It also features new chapters on plants, soils and transformation of the land; the Mesozoic marine revolution; and the evolution of oceans and climates. Beginning with the origin of the Earth and the earliest life on earth, the book goes on to offer insightful contributions covering: the evolution of Metazoans; the early vertebrates; life of vertebrates on land; and early amniotes and thermoregulation. The book also looks at: dinosaur diversity, as well as their demise; early mammals; the rise of modern mammals; the Neogene Savannas; primates; life in the ice ages; and more. Covers the breadth of the subject in a concise yet specific way for undergrads with no academic background in the topic Reorganizes all chapters to reflect the geological series of events, enabling a new focus on big events Updated with three brand new chapters and numerous revised ones Put together by a new editorial team internationally recognized as the global leaders in paleontology Filled with illustrations and photographs throughout Includes diagrams to show internal structures of organisms, cladograms, time scales and events, and paleogeographic maps Supplemented with a dedicated website that explores additional enriching information and discussion, and which features images for use in visual presentations Cowen's History of Life, 6th Edition is an ideal book for undergraduate students taking courses in introductory paleontology, as well those on global change and earth systems.

Genetic and Evolutionary Analysis of Glume Development in Maize and Teosinte

Genetic and Evolutionary Analysis of Glume Development in Maize and Teosinte
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Author: Jane Ellen Dorweiler
Pages: 306
ISBN: MINN:31951P00503491K
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Evolutionary Analysis Pearson New International Edition

Evolutionary Analysis  Pearson New International Edition
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Author: Scott Freeman,Jon C. Herron
Pages: 856
ISBN: 9781292036496
Release: 2013-08-28
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For undergraduate courses in Evolution. By presenting evolutionary biology as an ongoing research effort, this best-selling text aims to help students think like scientists. The authors convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications.

Analysis of Phylogenetics and Evolution with R

Analysis of Phylogenetics and Evolution with R
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Author: Emmanuel Paradis
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9781461417439
Release: 2011-11-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The increasing availability of molecular and genetic databases coupled with the growing power of computers gives biologists opportunities to address new issues, such as the patterns of molecular evolution, and re-assess old ones, such as the role of adaptation in species diversification. In the second edition, the book continues to integrate a wide variety of data analysis methods into a single and flexible interface: the R language. This open source language is available for a wide range of computer systems and has been adopted as a computational environment by many authors of statistical software. Adopting R as a main tool for phylogenetic analyses will ease the workflow in biologists' data analyses, ensure greater scientific repeatability, and enhance the exchange of ideas and methodological developments. The second edition is completed updated, covering the full gamut of R packages for this area that have been introduced to the market since its previous publication five years ago. There is also a new chapter on the simulation of evolutionary data. Graduate students and researchers in evolutionary biology can use this book as a reference for data analyses, whereas researchers in bioinformatics interested in evolutionary analyses will learn how to implement these methods in R. The book starts with a presentation of different R packages and gives a short introduction to R for phylogeneticists unfamiliar with this language. The basic phylogenetic topics are covered: manipulation of phylogenetic data, phylogeny estimation, tree drawing, phylogenetic comparative methods, and estimation of ancestral characters. The chapter on tree drawing uses R's powerful graphical environment. A section deals with the analysis of diversification with phylogenies, one of the author's favorite research topics. The last chapter is devoted to the development of phylogenetic methods with R and interfaces with other languages (C and C++). Some exercises conclude these chapters.