Evolution and Genetics: The Modern Theory of Evolution

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Evolution and Genetics
THE MODERN THEORY OF EVOLUTION

DAVID J. MERRELL UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA With illustrations by OLIVIA JENSEN INGERSOLL HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON New York

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Credits ix
  • Contents xi
  • Part I - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1 - Adaptation 3
  • Suggested Reading 12
  • Chapter 2 - Evolutionary Thought Before Darwin 14
  • Suggested Reading 24
  • Chapter 3 - Darwin and After Darwin 25
  • Suggested Reading 35
  • Part II - The Evidence for Evolution 37
  • Chapter 4 - The Fossil Record 39
  • Summary 50
  • Suggested Reading 50
  • Chapter 5 - The Origin of the Earth and of the Universe 51
  • Summary 56
  • Suggested Reading 56
  • Chapter 6 - The Origin of LIfe 57
  • Summary 67
  • Suggested Reading 67
  • Chapter 7 - Geographical Distribution 68
  • Summary 77
  • Suggested Reading 77
  • Chapter 8 - Systematics 79
  • Summary 86
  • Suggested Reading 86
  • Chapter 9 - Comparative Embryology 87
  • Summary 93
  • Suggested Reading 94
  • Chapter 10 - Comparative Anatomy 95
  • Summary 102
  • Suggested Reading 102
  • Chapter 11 - Comparative Biochemistry 103
  • Summary 111
  • Suggested Reading 112
  • Chapter 12 - Biochemical Adaptation 113
  • Summary 122
  • Suggested Reading 122
  • Chapter 13 - Evolution in Animals 123
  • Summary 143
  • Suggested Reading 143
  • Chapter 14 - Evolution in Plants 144
  • Summary 154
  • Suggested Reading 154
  • Chapter 15 - Genetic Evidence 155
  • Summary 162
  • Suggested Reading 162
  • Part III - The Mechanism of Evolution 163
  • Chapter 16 - Mendel's Laws 166
  • Summary 175
  • Suggested Reading 176
  • Chapter 17 - Variation Due to Recombination 177
  • Summary 184
  • Suggested Reading 184
  • Chapter 18 - The Physic Basis of Evolution 185
  • Summary 193
  • Suggested Reading 194
  • Chapter 19 - Linkage 195
  • Summary 198
  • Suggested Reading 198
  • Summary 206
  • Suggested Reading 206
  • Chapter 21 - Mutation 207
  • Summary 214
  • Suggested Reading 215
  • Chapter 22 - Quantitative Inheritance 216
  • Summary 223
  • Suggested Reading 224
  • Chapter 23 - Variation in Natural Populations 225
  • Summary 232
  • Suggested Reading 233
  • Chapter 24 - Genetics of Populations 234
  • Summary 238
  • Suggested Reading 238
  • Chapter 25 - Natural Selection 239
  • Summary 248
  • Suggested Reading 248
  • Chapter 26 - Polymorphism 249
  • Summary 260
  • Suggested Reading 261
  • Chapter 27 - Genetic Drift 262
  • Summary 267
  • Suggested Reading 267
  • Chapter 28 - The Origin of Subspecies 268
  • Summary 275
  • Suggested Reading 276
  • Chapter 29 - Hybridization and Evolution 277
  • Summary 284
  • Suggested Reading 285
  • Chapter 30 - Isolating Mechanisms 286
  • Summary 289
  • Suggested Reading 290
  • Chapter 31 - The Origin of Species 291
  • Summary 300
  • Suggested Reading 300
  • Chapter 32 - Evolution of Genetic Systems 301
  • Summary 318
  • Suggested Reading 319
  • Part IV - Evolution and Man 321
  • Chapter 33 - Human Evolution 323
  • Suggested Reading 348
  • Chapter 34 - Radiation, Genetics, and Man 350
  • Suggested Reading 359
  • Chapter 35 - Man as a Dominant Species 360
  • Suggested Reading 372
  • Chapter 36 - Man's Future 373
  • Suggested Reading 378
  • Appendix A - Chapter XVII --Galapagos Archipelago 381
  • Appendix B An Essay on the Principle of Population, Book I 389
  • Glossary 399
  • Index 409
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