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The major transitions in evolution revisited, edited by Brett Calcott and Kim Sterelny

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The major transitions in evolution revisited
Title
The major transitions in evolution revisited
Statement of responsibility
edited by Brett Calcott and Kim Sterelny
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1995, John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry published their influential book The Major Transitions in Evolution. The "transitions" that Maynard Smith and Szathmáry chose to describe all constituted major changes in the kinds of organisms that existed but, most important, these events also transformed the evolutionary process itself. The evolution of new levels of biological organization, such as chromosomes, cells, multicelled organisms, and complex social groups radically changed the kinds of individuals natural selection could act upon. Many of these events also produced revolutionary changes in the process of inheritance, by expanding the range and fidelity of transmission, establishing new inheritance channels, and developing more open-ended sources of variation. Maynard Smith and Szathmáry had planned a major revision of their work, but the death of Maynard Smith in 2004 prevented this. In this volume, prominent scholars (including Szathmáry himself) reconsider and extend the earlier book{u2019}s themes in light of recent developments in evolutionary biology. The contributors discuss different frameworks for understanding macroevolution, prokaryote evolution (the study of which has been aided by developments in molecular biology), and the complex evolution of multicellularity."--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366.2
LC item number
.M34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Calcott, Brett
  • Sterelny, Kim
Series statement
Vienna series in theoretical biology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maynard Smith, John
  • Biodiversity
  • Genetic transformation
  • Population genetics
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Biological Evolution
  • Biodiversity
  • Genetics, Population
  • Transformation, Genetic
Label
The major transitions in evolution revisited, edited by Brett Calcott and Kim Sterelny
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a dynamic view of evolution / Brett Calcott and Kim Sterelny -- The miscellaneous transitions in evolution / Daniel W. McShea and Carl Simpson -- Alternative patterns of explanation for major transitions / Brett Calcott -- Biological ontology and hierarchical organization : a defense of rank freedom / Samir Okasha -- Darwinian populations and transitions in individuality / Peter Godfrey-Smith -- Evolvability reconsidered / Kim Sterelny -- To be or not to be : where is self-preservation in evolutionary theory? / Pamela Lyon -- The evolution of restraint in structured populations : setting the stage for an egalitarian major transition / Benjamin Kerr and Joshua Nahum -- Conflicts among levels of selection as fuel for the evolution of individuality / Paul B. Rainey and Benjamin Kerr -- Evolutionary transitions in individuality : multicellularity and sex / Richard E. Michod -- How many levels are there? : how insights from evolutionary transitions in individuality help measure the hierarchical complexity of life / Carl Simpson -- Plant individuality and multilevel selection theory / Ellen Clarke -- Phylogenetic, functional, and geological perspectives on complex multicellularity / Andrew H. Knoll and David Hewitt -- The small picture approach to the big picture : using DNA sequences to investigate the diversification of animal body plans / Lindell Bromham -- Concluding remarks / Eörs Szathmáry and Chrisantha Fernando
Control code
649700151
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 319 pages
Isbn
9780262015240
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010028052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)649700151
Label
The major transitions in evolution revisited, edited by Brett Calcott and Kim Sterelny
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a dynamic view of evolution / Brett Calcott and Kim Sterelny -- The miscellaneous transitions in evolution / Daniel W. McShea and Carl Simpson -- Alternative patterns of explanation for major transitions / Brett Calcott -- Biological ontology and hierarchical organization : a defense of rank freedom / Samir Okasha -- Darwinian populations and transitions in individuality / Peter Godfrey-Smith -- Evolvability reconsidered / Kim Sterelny -- To be or not to be : where is self-preservation in evolutionary theory? / Pamela Lyon -- The evolution of restraint in structured populations : setting the stage for an egalitarian major transition / Benjamin Kerr and Joshua Nahum -- Conflicts among levels of selection as fuel for the evolution of individuality / Paul B. Rainey and Benjamin Kerr -- Evolutionary transitions in individuality : multicellularity and sex / Richard E. Michod -- How many levels are there? : how insights from evolutionary transitions in individuality help measure the hierarchical complexity of life / Carl Simpson -- Plant individuality and multilevel selection theory / Ellen Clarke -- Phylogenetic, functional, and geological perspectives on complex multicellularity / Andrew H. Knoll and David Hewitt -- The small picture approach to the big picture : using DNA sequences to investigate the diversification of animal body plans / Lindell Bromham -- Concluding remarks / Eörs Szathmáry and Chrisantha Fernando
Control code
649700151
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 319 pages
Isbn
9780262015240
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010028052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)649700151

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