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Phenotypic Integration: Studying the Ecology and Evolution of Complex Phenotypes

Phenotypic Integration: Studying the Ecology and Evolution of Complex Phenotypes

by Massimo Pigliucci, Katherine PrestonMassimo Pigliucci


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A new voice in the nature-nurture debate can be heard at the interface between evolution and development. Phenotypic integration—or, how large numbers of characteristics are related to make up the whole organism, and how these relationships evolve and change their function—is a major growth area in research, attracting the attention of evolutionary biologists, developmental biologists, and geneticists, as well as, more broadly, ecologists, physiologists, and paleontologists. This edited collection presents much of the best and most recent work the topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195160437
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: The diversity of complexity, Carl Schlichting
Phenotypic Integration: Studying the Ecology and Evolution of Complex Phenotypes
Section I: Adaptation and constraints
1. Floral integration, modularity, and accuracy: distinguishing complex adaptations from genetic constraints, W. Scott Armbruster, Christophe P labon, Thomas F. Hansen, and Christa P. H. Mulder
2. Integration and modularity in the evolution of sexual ornaments: An overlooked perspective, Alexander V. Badyaev
3. the Evolution of allometry in modular organisms, Katherine A. Preston and David D. Ackerly
4. Phenotypic integration as a constraint and adaptation, Juha Meril and Mats Bj rklund
5. Evolvability, stabilizing selection, and the problem of stasis, Thomas F. Hansen and David Houlehe
Section II: Phenotypic plasticity and integration
6. Studying the plasticity of phenotypic integration in a model organism, Massimo Pigliucci
7. Integrating phenotypic plasticity when death is on the line: Insights from predator-prey systems, Rick A. Relyea
Section III: Genetics and molecular biology of phenotypic integration
8. QTL Mapping: a first step towards an understanding of molecular genetic mechanisms behind phenotypic complexity/integration, Courtney J. Murren and Paula X. Kover
9. Integration, modules, and development: molecules to morphology to evolution, Christian Peter Klingenberg
10. Studying mutational effects on G-matrices, Massimo Pigliucci
Section IV: Macroevolutionary patterns in phenotypic integration
11. the Macroevolution of phenotypic integration, Gunther J. Eble
12. Form, Function and Life-History: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Integration, Miriam Leah Zelditch and Rosa A. Moscarella
13. Morphological Integration in Primate Evolution, Rebecca Rogers Ackermann and James M. Cheverud
Section V: Theory and analysis of phenotypic integration
14. Phylogenetic comparative analysis of multivariate data, Scott J. Steppan
15. The Evolution of genetic architecture, Derek Roff
16. Multivariate phenotypic evolution in developmental hyperspace, Jason B. Wolf, Cerisse E. Allen and W. Anthony Frankino
17. the Relativism of constraints on phenotypic evolution, Kurt Schwenk and G nter P. Wagner
18. The Developmental Systems Perspective: Organism-environment systems as units of development and evolution, Paul E. Griffiths, and Russell D. Gray

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