Evolution in action : case studies in adaptive radiation, speciation and the origin of biodiversity / Matthias Glaubrecht, editor ; in cooperation with Harald Schneider.

Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2010.
xxv, 586 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.

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Evolution (Biology).
Adaptation (Biology).
Rapid radiations and neoendemism in the Madagascan biodiversity hotspot / Harald Schneider ... [et al.]
Rapid radiation in the barley genus Hordeum (Poaceae) during the Pleistocene in the Americas / Frank R. Blattner, Thekla Pleines, and Sabine S. Jakob
Studying adaptive radiation at the molecular level : a case study in the Macaronesian Crassulaceae-Sempervivoideae / Mike Thiv, Korinna Esfeld, and Marcus Koch
Key innovations versus key opportunities : identifying causes of rapid radiations in derived ferns / Harald Schneider ... [et al.]
Evolution of the mating system in the genus Capsella (Brassicaceae) / Melanie Paetsch ... [et al.]
Pollinator-driven speciation in sexually deceptive orchids of the genus Ophrys / Manfred Ayasse, Julia Gögler, and Johannes Stökl
Population genetics of speciation and demographic inference under population subdivision : insights from studies on wild tomatoes (Solanum sect. Lycopersicon) / Wolfgang Stephan and Thomas Städler
Genetic diversity, evolution and domestication of wheat and barley in the Fertile Crescent / Benjamin Kilian, William Martin, and Francesco Salamini
Mechanisms of speciation in Southeast Asian ant-plants of the genus Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) / Kurt Weising ... [et al.]
Speciation in obligately plant-associated Crematogaster ants : host distribution rather than adaption towards specific hosts drives the process / Heike Feldhaar, Jürgen Gadau, and Brigitte Fiala
Radiation, biological diversity and host-parasite interactions in wild roses, rust fungi and insects / Annette Kohnen ... [et al.]
Speciation via differential host-plant use in the tephritid fly Tephritis conura / Jes Johannesen, Thorsten Diegisser, and Alfred Seitz
Solar powered seaslugs (Opisthobranchia, Gastropoda, Mollusca) : incorporation of photosynthetic units : a key character enhancing radiation? / Heike Wägele ... [et al.]
Are cuticular hydrocarbons involved in speciation of fungus-growing termites (Isoptera: Macrotermitinae)? / Andreas Marten, Manfred Kaib, and Roland Brandl
Electric organ discharge divergence promotes ecological speciation in sympatrically occurring African weakly electric fish (Campylomormyrus) / Ralph Tiedemann, Philine G.D. Feulner, and Frank Kirschbaum
Ongoing phenotypic and genotypic diversification in adaptively radiated freshwater crabs from Jamaica / Christoph D. Schubart ... [et al.]
The herring gull complex (Larus argentatus - fuscus - cachinnans) as a model group for recent Holarctic vertebrate radiations / Dorit Liebers-Helbig ... [et al.]
Genetic divergence and evolution of reproductive isolation in eastern Mediterranean water frogs / Jörg Plötner ... [et al.]
Inferring multiple Corsican Limax (Pulmonata: Limacidae) radiations : a combined approach using morphology and molecules / Barbara Nitz, Gerhard Falkner, and Gerhard Haszprunar
Palaeogeography or sexual selection: which factors promoted Cretan land snail radiations? / Jan Sauer and Bemhard Hausdorf
Non-ecological radiations in acoustically communicating grasshoppers? / Frieder Mayer ... [et al.]
Beyond sympatric speciation : radiation of sailfin silverside fishes in the Malili Lakes (Sulawesi) / Fabian Herder and Ulrich K. Schliewen
The species flocks of the viviparous freshwater gastropod Tylomelania (Mollusca: Cerithioidea: Pachychilidae) in the ancient lakes of Sulawesi, Indonesia : the role of geography, trophic morphology and color as driving forces in adaptive radiation / Thomas von Rintelen, Kristina yon Rintelen, and Matthias Glaubrecht
Speciation and radiation in a river : assessing the morphological and genetic differentiation in a species flock of viviparous gastropods (Cerithioidea: Pachychilidae) / Frank Köhler, Somsak Panha, and Matthias Glaubrecht
The neglected side of the coin : non-adaptive radiations in spring snails (Bythinella spp.) / Thomas Wilke ... [et al.].
"Special volume originating from contributions to the Priority Programme SPP 1127 'Radiations : Origins of Biological Diversity' of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rudolph G. Schmieder Fund.
Glaubrecht, Matthias.
Schneider, Harald.
DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm 1127 "Radiations : Origins of Biological Diversity."
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
Rudolph G. Schmieder Fund.
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