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The major transitions in evolution revisited [electronic resource] / edited by Brett Calcott and Kim Sterelny.

Contributor(s): Calcott, Brett | Sterelny, Kim | Szathm�ary, E�ors.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Vienna series in theoretical biology: Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (x, 319 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780262295703 (electronic bk.); 0262295709 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Evolution (Biology) | Biodiversity | Genetic transformation | Population genetics | Maynard Smith, John, 1920-2004. Major transitions in evolution | Szathm�ary, E�ors. Major transitions in evolution | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Evolution | Maynard Smith, John, 1920-2004Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Major transitions in evolution revisited.DDC classification: 576.8 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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 ontogeny 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 / E�ors Szathm�ary and Chrisantha Fernando.
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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 ontogeny 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 / E�ors Szathm�ary and Chrisantha Fernando.

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