Evolutionary Biology: Self/Nonself Evolution, Species and Complex Traits Evolution, Methods and Concepts [electronic resource] / edited by Pierre Pontarotti
- Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- X, 396 pages 111 illustrations, 96 illustrations in color : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Pontarotti, Pierre and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Part I: Self/Nonself Evolution, A new view of how MHC class I molecules fight disease: generalists and specialists -- Evolution and diversity of defensins in vertebrates -- Interdependencies between the adaptation and interference modules guide efficient CRISPR-Cas immunity -- How the other half lives: CRISPR-Cas’s influence on bacteriophages -- Hidden Silent Codes in Viral Genomes -- Self and Non-Self from a Genomic Perspective: Transposable Elements -- Mammalian-specific traits generated by LTR retrotransposon-derived SIRH genes -- Part II: Species Evolution and Evolution of Complex Traits, The life history of domesticated genes illuminates the evolution of novel mammalian genes -- Evolution of Complex Traits in Human Populations -- The descent of bison -- Convergent and parallel evolution in early Glires (Mammalia) -- Reductive evolution of apicomplexan parasites from phototrophic an-cestors -- Part III : Methods and Concepts, Evolution of milk oligosaccharides and their function in monotremes and marsupials -- Mechanistic Models of Protein Evolution -- Genome-wide screens for molecular convergent evolution in mammals -- Assessing evolutionary potential in tree species through ecology-informed genome screening -- Evolutionary constraints on coding sequences at the nucleotidic level: a statistical physics approach -- Case studies of seven gene families with unusual high retention rate since the Vertebrate and Teleost Whole Genome Duplications.
- This book presents 19 selected contributions to the 20th Evolutionary Biology Meeting in Marseille, which took place in September 2016. They are grouped under the following major themes: · Self/Nonself Evolution · Species Evolution and Evolution of Complex Traits · Methods and Concepts The aims of the annual meetings in Marseille – which bring together leading evolutionary biologists and other scientists using evolutionary biology concepts, e.g. for medical research – are to promote the exchange of ideas and to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations. Offering a revealing overview of the latest findings in the field of evolutionary biology, this book represents an invaluable source of information for scientists, teachers and advanced students alike.
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