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A functional biology of clonal animals

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Written by Roger N Hughes
Published by Chapman & Hall in 1989
331 pp

Clonal animals, that is those that are genetically identical, are of great importance in biology. The supposed evolutionary advantages of sexual versus asexual reproduction are one of the central paradoxes of current evolutionary theory. The evolved strategy of asexual reproduction includes a large number of diverse species in many different groups, for example aphids, guppies, planktonic rotifers and others.;This book draws together many aspects of the functional biology of clonal animals, from their taxonomy and feeding ecology to their life-histories and evolutionary biology. The mechanism of somatic division and parthenogenesis and the benefits of cloning to a variety of Metazoa are examined. Together with a consideration of obligate cloning and modular organisms, this book should be a valuable reference for biologists with an interest in genetics, ecology and evolutionary biology.

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Author(s):
Hughes, Roger N
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0412331306
ISBN-13:
9780412331305
Number of pages:
331
Publisher:
Chapman and Hall
Title:
A functional biology of clonal animals

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Written by Roger N Hughes
Published by Chapman & Hall in 1989
331 pp

Clonal animals, that is those that are genetically identical, are of great importance in biology. The supposed evolutionary advantages of sexual versus asexual reproduction are one of the central paradoxes of current evolutionary theory. The evolved strategy of asexual reproduction includes a large number of diverse species in many different groups, for example aphids, guppies, planktonic rotifers and others.;This book draws together many aspects of the functional biology of clonal animals, from their taxonomy and feeding ecology to their life-histories and evolutionary biology. The mechanism of somatic division and parthenogenesis and the benefits of cloning to a variety of Metazoa are examined. Together with a consideration of obligate cloning and modular organisms, this book should be a valuable reference for biologists with an interest in genetics, ecology and evolutionary biology.

Author(s):
Hughes, Roger N
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0412331306
ISBN-13:
9780412331305
Number of pages:
331
Publisher:
Chapman and Hall
Title:
A functional biology of clonal animals

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