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CONTENTS EVOLUTION Table of Contents Preface Aim and Scope of the Book I AN OVERVIEW OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 1 The History of Evolutionary Biology: Evolution and Genetics 2 The Origin of Molecular Biology 3 Evidence for Evolution II THE ORIGIN AND DIVERSIFICATION OF LIFE 4 The Origin of Life 5 The Last Universal Common Ancestor and The Tree of Life 6 Diversification of Bacteria and Archaea I: Phylogeny and Biology 7 Diversification of Bacteria and Archaea II: Genetics and Genomics 8 The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes 9 Multicellularity and Development 10 Diversification of Plants and Animals 11 Evolution of Developmental Programs III EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES 12 Generation of Variation by Mutation and Recombination 13 Variation in DNA and Proteins 14 Variation in Genetically Complex Traits 15 Random Genetic Drift 16 Population Structure 17 Selection on Variation 18 The Interaction between Selection and Other Forces 19 Measuring Selection 20 Phenotypic Evolution 21 Conflict and Cooperation 22 Species and Speciation 23 Evolution of Genetic Systems 24 Evolution of Novelty IV HUMAN EVOLUTION 25 Human Evolutionary History 26 Current Issues in Human Evolution Glossary Figure Credits Index
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Evolution (Biology) -- Textbooks.