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Fundamentals of Molecular Evolution

Second Edition

Dan Graur and Wen-Hsiung Li Li

January 2000

ISBN: 9780878932665

439 pages

In Stock

Price: £88.99

Describes the dynamics of evolutionary change at the molecular level. If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.



Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press.

This book describes the dynamics of evolutionary change at the molecular level, the driving forces behind the evolutionary process, the effects of the various molecular mechanisms on the structure of genes, proteins, and genomes, the methodology involved in dealing with molecular data from an evolutionary perspective, and the logic of molecular hypothesis testing. The second edition incorporates newly acquired evolutionary insight from genome projects involving bacteria, plants, and animals, as well as analytical tools that have been developed and perfected in the last decade, and has been brought up to date in line with the many advances in genomics, protein engineering, computational biology, and bioinformatics.

About the Author(s)

Dan Graur and Wen-Hsiung Li Li

Dan Graur is John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston and Professor Emeritus of Zoology at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Wen-Hsiung Li is James D. Watson Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

    1:Genes, Genetic Codes, and Mutation
    2:Dynamics of Genes in Populations
    3:Evolutionary Change in Nucleotide Sequences
    4:Rates and Patterns of Nucleotide Substitution
    5:Molecular Phylogenetics
    6:Gene Duplication, Exon Shuffling, and Concerted Evolution
    7:Evolution by Transposition
    8:Genome Evolution


"Fundamentals Of Molecular Evolution can serve both as an excellent text book for students of different biological disciplines and as a very useful introduction into molecular evolution for professional readers. Undoubtedly, this book should be an essential purchase for all libraries in higher education institutions with biology departments." - V. N. Ksenzenko and Y. A. Trotsenko, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

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